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Dementia navigators

21 July, 2017

Older people living with dementia and their families often experience difficulty in gaining information about their diagnosis, accessing available services and obtaining advice and support throughout their journey with dementia.

 

What does the service do?

Older people living with dementia and their families often experience difficulty in gaining information about their diagnosis, accessing available services and obtaining advice and support throughout their journey with dementia.

All five of the Health and Social Care Trusts (HSCTs) in Northern Ireland have a dementia navigator service to help. Their role is to provide information and support – this can be face to face or over the telephone. They will also provide vital sign-posting to other services to ensure people living with dementia can live as full a life as possible.

The service also plays an important role in working with other agencies to raise awareness of the needs of people living with dementia.

 

How to get referred to the service

You can get your GP or anyone involved in your care to refer you. Alternatively you or your family/carer can ‘self-refer’ by calling your local dementia navigator (details below). 

A dementia navigator can be a single point of contact for any questions or support required.

 

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - click here for leaflet

Emma Hinfey: 02895044135 / 07808878175

Rebecca Gilleece: 028 9073 5683/ 028 9073 5684

Northern Health and Social Care Trust - click here for leaflet

Tom Brannigan: 028 9441 5767

Simon Hilditch: 028 9441 5795

Annemarie McGahon: 075 8459 4635

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust - click here for leaflet 

Barbara Canning / Francis McConnell: 028 9250 1325

 Marie Canning: 028 4461 3811

 Linda Dornan: 028 9187 0987

Southern Health and Social Care Trust - click here for leaflet 

Catherine McCorry (Trust wide - Under 65s): 028 383 33332

Sheena McSherry (Craigavon and Banbridge - Over 65s):  028 383 33332

Stephanie McGrory (Newry and Mourne - Over 65s): 028 3083 6970

Sinead McNaughton (Armagh and Dungannon - Over 65s): 028 3741 2428

Western Health and Social Care Trust - click here for leaflet 

Una Hume (Derry/Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane): 028 7186 4384 / 07920087601

Gemma O’Brien (Omagh and Fermanagh): 075 8599 8890