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Better Care Guide

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides a tool which lets you search for care providers in particular locations.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Buckinghamshire Council – Care Advice Buckinghamshire

Support and care for adults, their families and carers. Helping you find the right information and support in Buckinghamshire.

This site covers:

  • Asking for help from Adult Social Care
  • Protecting people at risk from abuse
  • Supporting carers
  • Supporting people to live independently
  • Supporting people to regain independence
  • Living with support
  • Other information and advice
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Paying for care

First published: 29th March 2018

Buckinghamshire Council’s Dementia Toolkit

Buckinghamshire Council’s Dementia Toolkit is an online hub for people living with dementia and those caring for them.

It offers advice on finding help with many of the challenges that people living with dementia might face, from early stage memory loss to financial difficulties and planning future care.

Last updated: 5th June 2023

Buckinghamshire Dementia Roadmap

The Buckinghamshire Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

c-App PIP Assessment Support

The c-App PIP Assessment Support is a web app created by seAp. The app offers guidance, advice and support on
most aspects of the PIP (Personal Indepedence Payment) application process.

First published: 24th June 2019

Carer information: Eating and drinking at end of life

This leaflet is designed for the relatives and carers of people who are reaching the end of their lives. It has been developed following requests by a number of GPs and Dietitians. The leaflet is to help reassure carers that loss of appetite and reduction in food intake is a normal and expected part of the dying process.

Download the leaflet

First published: 29th April 2019

Carers Bucks

Carers Bucks exists entirely to support and promote the wellbeing of family carers. We support carers of all ages and in different caring roles, including young carers, parents of children with a physical or learning disability, older carers,carers from the black and minority ethnic community [B2]  and those looking after someone with mental health problems, including depression.

0300 777 2722

Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Equipment, adaptations and improvements to the home to help those living with dementia

Most people with dementia wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, but as a person’s dementia progresses they may find everyday tasks more difficult. Using equipment and making adaptations to the home environment can help someone to continue to do things for themselves for longer.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Getting informed, getting prepared

Lots of people find that they need more help or support as they get older. Starting to look for care and support can feel overwhelming, but there are lots of people and organisations that can help.

This website contains a short film and some information to help people who are starting to look for care and support for themselves or someone else, now or in the future.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Help in the home

Do you live in Buckinghamshire and need help around the house? An Age UK Buckinghamshire home helper can assist older people with general cleaning, vacuuming, laundry, shopping and prescription collections. You choose which tasks your home helper carries out for you each week, supporting you to remain in control of keeping your home the way you like it to be.

01296 431 911 Information Line

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Help returning home from hospital

You can get support and care from the British Red Cross when returning home from hospital.

They can collect you and make sure you have everything you need for your first 24 to 72 hours back at home. They’ll also provide practical and emotional support, whether that’s stocking the fridge, feeding the cat or a just cup of tea and chat. They may then provide up to 12 weeks of support to help you recover as quickly as possible.

Buckinghamshire / Berkshire (South of England)

01235 552 665

Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire (South East of England)

01622 690 011

Last updated: 11th February 2022

How the GP can support a person with dementia

GPs and GP practice staff (including practice nurses) have an important role in supporting people with dementia and their carers. It is important that people with dementia and carers have regular check-ups with their own doctor (at least once a year). They should see them as soon as possible if they have any concerns about their health. This page looks at the different kinds of support available from a GP for a person with dementia. It also explains how they and their carer can access them.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Independent Age guides

Independent Age provides free guides and factsheets that are full of information to help you boost your income, find the care you need, remain independent, choose the right place to live, stay connected with others, and more. They are aimed at people who live in England.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

They are the final stage for complaints about councils, all adult social care providers (including care homes and home care agencies), even if privately funded, and some other organisations providing local public services. They are a free service and investigate complaints in a fair and independent way.

0300 061 0614

Last updated: 3rd June 2019

Making Life easier and more enjoyable for those living with dementia

There are ways to make life easier and more enjoyable for a person with dementia. This gives some practical advice for those living with dementia and carers, for example, dental care, delirium and making difficult decisions.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Memory Support Service

The Memory Support Service can support people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers who live in Buckinghamshire. The advisors are members of a fully trained and dedicated team working in the community alongside GP surgeries and memory clinics, and will offer information, guidance and support. The advisors can help in different ways, either by meeting with you in your own home, or via a telephone conversation.

Contact the Memory Support Service

01296 331749

The Memory Support Service is run by Alzheimer’s Society on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council and in partnership with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups [CCG].

Last updated: 14th April 2021

NICE Quick guides for social care

A quick, easy way to access key information from NICE on social care topics including:

  • Understanding intermediate care, including reablement
  • Better home care for older people
  • Getting help to overcome abuse

First published: 4th July 2018

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