August's Featured Charity

August's Featured Charity 1 August 2014

Our special charity of the month for August is Dementia UK.

Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia and whose vision is that people living with and affected by dementia will receive compassionate expert care and support that is right for them, to live positive and fulfilling lives.

The charity has four core areas:

1. Admiral Nurses

Admiral Nurses are specialist mental health nurses who work within the National Health Service and other care settings and are supported by Dementia UK. Admiral Nurses provide practical and emotional support to family carers of people with dementia. Admiral Nurses also influence the health and social care setting within which they work, modelling best practice, mentoring and providing support and information to colleagues.

2. Admiral Nursing DIRECT

Admiral Nursing DIRECT is a telephone and email helpline, provided by experienced Admiral Nurses. Their contact details are 0845 257 9406 or email

3. Dementia UK Training

Dementia UK Training specialises in the provision of high quality training courses for health and social care professionals who work with older people and people with dementia.

4. Uniting Carers

Uniting Carers is a national network of family carers who contribute their personal experiences of caring for someone with dementia to help educate both the public and professionals. Through the support of Dementia UK many of our members are empowered to attend conferences, fundraise, and speak out in the media to raise awareness of carer’s issues in dementia care.

For more information on this great charity please visit