Advice & Education
Here you can find more information about our counselling and family support services, as well as our education, training and awareness workshops and courses.
Counselling & Family Support
JAA provides free advice and support to anyone living with or affected by dementia, including those who are concerned that they, or someone they know, may have dementia.
Our Dementia Advisors provide you with the opportunity to talk in confidence with a trained and experienced professional about your worries or concerns. We can also help you access any further information and support you may require.
The JAA office is open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm for people to drop or you can contact us to make a specific appointment. Feel free to come by yourself or together with other friends or family members if you would like.
We can also provide a specific counselling service via our experience and qualified counsellor. These appointments are usually in our offices but if this is difficult, appointments can be at a person’s home, a care home, hospital or another convenient location.
Education. Training. Awareness
We provide educational talks and workshops on all aspects of dementia, which can be tailored to your requirements. These are aimed at raising awareness and increasing understanding, knowledge and support of the disease.
The Dementia Friends programme aims to change the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Specially trained Dementia Champions deliver face-to-face awareness sessions to small groups, schools and in the workplace aimed to help people learn about what it is like to live with dementia and asks them to turn that understanding into action by helping others around them. This may be as simple as telling others about Dementia Friends or visiting someone they know living with dementia, every action counts.
For local companies, organisations, schools or colleges who may want a more in-depth session or a specific focus we are happy to tailor a session to meet those needs.
TIPSS for Carers
A course specifically designed for family or informal carer of people living with dementia. It aims to provide a positive environment to empower carers by sharing Thoughts, Information, Practical Strategies and Support – TIPSS!
Dementia Workshops for Professional Carers
These are for professional carers working in care settings such as residential homes and care agencies working in a domiciliary setting. Sessions can be tailormade to particular settings and certificates are awarded to all participants.
Popular workshops include:
- Dementia Awareness (Mapped to Level 2 QCF unit)
- Relationship Focused Dementia Care
- Communication & Connection
- Looking beyond behaviour
Did you know?
At least 42,000 younger people (under the age of 65) in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia.