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Supporting Well

Who will be there when I need extra help?

Healthwatch Wakefield 

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe a group of related symptoms, which signal a decline of the brain’s function.

Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. It can cause problems with your memory and how well you can think and plan.

It is possible to live well with dementia.

To find out more information and support please see Healthwatch Wakefield. 

Alzheimer’s Society

They're a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia.

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.

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.

Age UK

The team are trained to identify the information that will best answer your questions. This might be by sending you their advice guides or helping you to find local services run by Age UK in your area. If they can’t help, they will direct you to the best place to go for further support and advice.


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom 

Live Well Wakefield 

Live Well Wakefield is a social wellbeing service, commissioned by Wakefield Council and jointly delivered by Nova Wakefield District and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service is for all adults (18+), who are Wakefield district residents in need of information, advice and support in coping with everyday life.

Active Minds Pontefract 

An adult day care for the young and elderly community with learning disabilities and dementia care. Our professional and caring team are proud to offer a wide range of daily activities to enhance wellbeing and build independence.

St Catherines 

St Catherine's Church is open for Worship every Sunday at 10:30am.  Everyone is welcome.


The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. They're a UK-wide charity providing free support to former coal miners and their families.

Since 1995, they've been working to improve lives and reduce disadvantage in coal mining communities. Their services make a real difference to people’s lives. Their focus is on providing for former mineworkers and their families most in need through our personal welfare service, helping people with practical and emotional support, benefits advice, advice about coping with ill-health and immobility and providing access to financial support.


MY Therapy 

MY Therapy is a community-based therapy service providing visits to patients in their homes and clinic settings that are registered with a Wakefield GP in the district and the surrounding area.

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.

Wakefield District Housing 

Since WDH was established in 2005, they have gone from strength to strength. They are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Their vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by their mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. They go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services.

Care Link 

At Care Link they support over 15,000 customers to enjoy independence in their own home from just 73p per day.

They provide a range of discreet sensors, home visiting and a 24 hour responder service, in a range of packages to suit your personal needs and budget.

Rapid Access Service 

The rapid access service team acts as a single point of access for all referrals to older peoples services 365 days a year.

They provide an initial assessment for all service users presenting with mental health needs and signpost them to the most appropriate care. This includes referrals for the Wakefield memory service for individuals over the age of 65.

Rapid access provides a comprehensive service that includes initial assessment, crisis work and home-based treatment.

Mental Health Navigators

There are 3 Registered Mental Health Nurses based within the three Connecting Care+
Hubs (Castleford Civic Centre, Waterton House and Bullenshaw.)

Care Homes

Residential care provides accommodation, meals, leisure activities, personal care and emotional support, 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Residential placements are for people over the age of 18 who live in Wakefield and can't live independently at home due to physical or learning disabilities.

NHS Complex Needs Service

As a Trust, Mid Yorkshire aims to ensure that all patients with a complex need (learning disabilities, autism, dementia, delirium and mental health) receive good quality care at the same level as all patients accessing the Trust.

Their forward plan document sets out the Trust’s commitment to striving for excellence
for patients with Complex Needs in our care.

Safer Space Team 

Wakefield Safe Space is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-12am

The Wakefield Safe Space is open to anyone in crisis, this is a partnership between Touchstone, Spectrum People and Gasped. The Wakefield Safe Space is funded by the Wakefield CCG.

Last updated: 1/9/2023