Regional contact facilitators provide a voluntary contact service from a position of either personal or professional experience of FTD. They are not employed by the support group but may be able to offer an awareness of regional facilities as well as their personal/professional experience on a voluntary basis for members who so wish to make contact. Some regional contacts also facilitate local meetings. We currently have regional contacts in the following areas and have listed their contact details below:
Scotland: Alzhiemer Scotland: info @alzscot.org 0131 243 1453
Northamptonshire: Hilda Hayo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mersey Northwest: Mary Dawber: email@example.com
Manchester / Stockport: Helen Griffiths: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Midlands: Ann Johnson: Ann.Johnson@sssft.nhs.uk
Worcestershire: Gill Read, Worcestershire Alzheimer's Society and colleagues are facilitating the following support group meetings at Worcester Woods Country Park, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, WR5 2LG from 10:30 - 12:30
Norfolk: Eneida Mioshi, Professor of Dementia Care and Sue Jones, Dementia Specialist Nurse are facilitating the following meetings over the Spring period:
All group sessions will be held in the Norfolk Electronic Assistive Technology Centre (NEAT) and will run from 15:00-16:30. The NEAT is located at the basement of the Queen’s Building:
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
These meetings are primarily for family carers, but we understand that you may need to bring the person you care for with you. If that is the case, please let us know and we will arrange for their participation in a separate activity.
For more details and to RSVP, please contact Sue: Sue.Jones@uea.ac.uk
Oxfordshire / Central: Emeline Keown, Young Dementia UK: email@example.com (working week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Birmingham: Pauline Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kirsty O'Dwyer: email@example.com
London: Rob Perry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey: Claire Robertson: email@example.com
The group always meets on the first Tuesday of the month 19:00-21:00, and is held at The Orchard Centre, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9RX - Carers only.
Kent / East Sussex: Jane Smissen-Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Sussex: Jill Butcher: email@example.com
Devon & Cornwall:
Devon: Christine Bennetts firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornwall:Liz Lane email@example.com Annette Tolputt firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon and Cornwall meetings are held at the Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA (Approximately every 8 weeks from 12:00 noon - 3pm)
20 September 2018; 29 November 2018
16 January 2019; 12 March 2019; 7 May 2019; 2 July 2019; 27 August 2019; 22 October 2019; 17 December 2019
Please note that you assume full responsibility and risk in the use of information contained on our website, in our newsletters, at support group meetings and in subsequent correspondence. Our support group based correspondence is generic in nature and we are limited in our ability to offer specific advice via this means. We aim to ensure that all information is as accurate as possible but we accept no responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies, or for any adverse consequences of any kind arising from the use of support group based content. Our regional group facilitators are volunteers. They may refer to regional facilitator guidelines from RDS but are not governed by RDS. They operate independently and with best intention and you assume full responsibility for your contact and engagement with them and in the regional groups they facilitate. Please see the clinician responsible for your care, a social services representative, or your GP if you have specific needs which require attention. Any medical decisions should be taken in discussion with an appropriate health care professional.