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Who will care for me?

Dementia UK - Admiral Nurses 

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. Continually supported and developed by Dementia UK, they provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.

Single Point Of Contact - SPOC 

Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in Wakefield, is a well-established point of contact for adult (over 18) community health services for patients (and all referrers acting for patients) that are registered with a Wakefield GP.


What is a carer?
A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, partner, or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, mental health problem or addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid and would include parent carers of a disabled child and young carers looking after a member of the family.

Home Care Services 

Many people find that there are times when they have difficulty coping with daily life and need help from someone. This can be because of illness, disability, frailty, whether temporary or permanent.

Often families, friends and neighbours are able to help, but some people may need more support to keep living at home and this is where Wakefield home care services may be able to help.

The service can be provided anywhere within the Wakefield District by either our own Personal Care Teams or by outside providers who have been approved by us. You may be given a cash budget so you can arrange your own care and support to meet needs identified in your assessment.

Alzheimer Society - Dementia Connect

If you need dementia support, they're here for you. We know dementia affects everyone differently.  So whether you, a loved one, a friend or neighbour is affected by dementia, they're here to support you. 

Social Care Direct 

You should contact Social Care Direct first if you or someone you know appears to need adult social care services in Wakefield.

Last updated: 1/9/2023