January 2017

A single contract for dementia services in Wiltshire

Alzheimer's Support is to extend many of its services into North and South Wiltshire, after winning a new contract from Wiltshire Council and the CCG. The two-part contract covers the Dementia Adviser service, and community services such as Support at Home and Singing for the Brain, and will come into effect in April 2017.

'Very good news for people with dementia'

Dr Peter Jenkins, Chair of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: "We are delighted to be working with Alzheimer's Support, which is unrivalled in terms of its expertise and experience in the field of dementia. We know that this service will continue to really make a difference to the quality of life for people with dementia and will build upon the good work that Alzheimer's Support is already providing in Wiltshire."

Babs Harris, CEO of Alzheimer's Support said: "We are delighted to have won this contract and to have the opportunity to extend our services across the whole of Wiltshire. This is a great tribute to our staff, trustees and volunteers, and very good news for people affected by dementia in Wiltshire.

"Since our charity started in 1990 we have taken pride in supporting people living with dementia and their families with flexible, practical and greatly-valued services. We now look forward to working with communities across the county to extend these and to ensure a smooth transition."

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