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).