The Doncaster Admiral Service supports people living with dementia and their families. It supports you, your family or support network if you have a diagnosis of dementia and are registered with a Doncaster GP or if you’re a carer of someone with dementia. The service is a pilot, commissioned by the Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group, bringing three following providers together, ourselves, Making Space and Age UK Doncaster.

What does the service provide?

Available to people living in Doncaster the service will:

  • Provide clinical and non-clinical advice
  • Increase awareness of dementia
  • Provide a first point of contact
  • Provide specialist support services and improved wellbeing

Admiral Nurses

These specialist dementia nurses give much-needed practical and emotional support to family carers, as well as people with dementia. They can support you and your family, tailoring the service to your individual needs and challenges. They provide the knowledge you need to understand the condition and its effects, the skills and tools to improve communication and psychological support to help you carry on caring for your family member.

Dementia Advisors

These advisors provide non clinical advice, information and psychosocial support to people living with dementia, their carers, family members and friends. They can help you to access support groups in the community, meet other people with similar circumstances, signpost to other services that may be able to give you the support you need plus much more.

How do I access the service?

You can self-refer to the service or can be referred by your GP or other supporting agencies:

To make a referral contact the service today:

T: 01302 796066

F: 01302 796045

E: thedoncasteradmiralservice@makingspace.co.uk

The Admiral Service leaflet is available here