Caraway Signposting for Dementia

When you or a loved one is living with dementia, it can be overwhelming and hard at times.  There is a wealth of support and advice available for families living with dementia.

We have created a quick guide to some of the support you can access now, this includes many of our local organisations as well as national charities and support groups.


What, Where and How

Age UK can offer well-being support and practical advice including assistance applying for benefits.

T:  023 8036 8636


Carers In Southampton help adult unpaid carers with signposting, carers cards, carers assessments and emergency planning.

T: 02380 582387



Dementia Carers Count provide a one-day course for partners, family members and friends caring for someone with dementia to explore the topic of delirium in more detail. If you would like to attend this one-day courses in the future.

T: 020 3096 7894


Dementia UK’s website is a useful resource for lots of practical advice on living well with dementia. Their Dementia Hotline that can be contacted if you need to speak to someone.

T:  0800 888 6678


Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues including care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility. They offer telephone support including practical advice and friendship calls as well as a wealth of information on their website.

T: 0800 319 6789


Solent Mind is the local branch of the charity Mind and they also have some really good resources including a Coronavirus Well Being Hub and Well Being tool kits.

T: 023 8202 7810


SO:Linked offer practical advice, support and sign-posting with everything from food and medicine deliveries to support with your pets. Their friendly navigators can be contacted  by phone or check out their website.

T: 023 8021 6050


Southampton Adult Services can be contacted if you need to self-refer for support with respite, private carers or care home placement.

T: 023 8083 3003


Whilst it is aimed at those living with early onset dementia, those of us who are young at heart will probably find Young Dementia useful as well.  They have lots of practical advice about living with dementia.


As part of our Social Prescribing Service, we would like to extend our support to your team during this demanding time. Offering an additional option for your patients. Please pass on our contact details to those that may need additional advice or support.

T: 02380 170610



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Caraway is a registered charity (Charity Number 1177743).