NHS Foundation


Address

Townsend Court
Mayer Way ,
Dunstable , Bedfordshire LU5 5BF

Phone

07880 078843

Opening hours

9am-8pm every day

Bedfordshire Dementia Intensive Support Service

Who we are

The Dementia Intensive Support Service (DISS) provides specialist support to those living with dementia, as well as the family, carers and professionals caring for those with dementia.

The DISS team support individuals registered with a Bedfordshire GP (excluding Luton). They will deliver expert knowledge and skills for a person-centred and personalised care.

Referral form for Bedfordshire GPs

The team  provide:

  • An urgent response to people living with dementia in their own homes and 24 hour care settings 7 days a week, 365 days per year from the hours of 9am-8pm.

  • A response within 4 hours

  • Timely and effective assessment and excellent care planning strategies

  • Advice and support to enable people to stay in their own homes with reduced levels of distress and a better quality of life.

  • Provide specialist training

The team also offer specialist training to those working in care homes, domiciliary care  as well as family members who want to keep their loved ones in their own homes for longer

The team aim to:

  • Provide a service where people live well with dementia, both in their own homes and in care homes.

  • To support and improve the quality of life of those living with dementia.

  •  To provide support to family and carers in order to minimise the stress of carer burden.

The service is commissioned by Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Families/carers:
Please contact the team where we can assist you with your query
Phone: 07880 078843
Email: elft.diss@nhs.net

GPs and other Professionals:
Please email completed referral forms to elft.diss@nhs.net

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