CARIAD is a partnership service between the Alzheimer’s Society and Hospice of the Valleys, supporting people in Blaenau Gwent with a dementia diagnosis. Working collaboratively with other care professionals, we aim to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Social Worker and Dementia Support Worker combine their expertise to support people to live well with dementia.
CARIAD patients and carers can access all standard Hospice services as well as:
Dementia Support Activity Group
CARIAD holds an activity support group at its base in Ebbw Vale, every Thursday for patients already known to the Service. It is an informal setting where patients and carers can access support from the clinical nurse specialist, social worker, dementia support worker and complementary therapist. Stimulating and reminiscing activities include music therapy, art, gardening, guest speakers and is a place where carers can access support amongst peers.
Dementia Friends Awareness
The CARIAD Service can provide free dementia friendly awareness sessions for carers, schools, business’s or place of work which will enable our community to become more dementia aware. For further information on this service please contact the CARIAD team on 01495 717277