COVID-19 Announcement [updated 06-11-20]

 

In the interests of safety, and in accordance with the most recent government guidance, we have decided to temporarily suspend the delivery of our face-to-face courses. We aim to return to deliver these courses when it is safe to do so, and we will continue to ensure that all people affected by cancellations have the chance to attend an alternative date in the future.

We are grateful for your understanding, and we apologise for the inconvenience these cancellations may cause. We will continue to provide supportive and practical information through our Virtual Carers Centre and on our Facebook page.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team directly on:

020 3096 7895 or email support@dementiacarers.org.uk.

[09:05, 06-11-20]


Dementia Carers Count Three-Day Courses are Back Up and Running – September 2020

After cancelling our courses earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that we are now running our face to face courses again. We ran our first COVID secure course from 2-4 September and since then we have put on 3 further courses. We have limited participants to 10 to ensure physical distancing can be always be maintained. We are following guidance from Public Health England and have restrictions and procedures in place to keep you safe. For example, on arrival at the hotel you will be required to wear a face mask and whenever moving around within the hotel and your temperature will be checked daily. You will also receive your own individual sealed pack containing your course handbook, a bottle of hand sanitiser, 3 masks, a pack of tissues and a pen. All meals and drinks are served at your own individual table from which you can chat to other carers but socially distanced.

 

We are committed to providing our courses to family members and friends caring for someone with dementia while it is safe to do so as we know they need support, now more than ever.

 

During these COVID-19 restrictive times, we were very reassured by the organisers and the organisation of the course was 110% to make sure that all precautions were observed and everyone followed them
(Carer, 17 September 2020)

 

Click here to read about organisations to support you and the person you care for during COVID-19.


 

Dementia Carers Count Course Cancellations in May, June & July 2020 – COVID-19 Update From our Director of Services, Steve Dubbins.

 

 

 

To ensure that we are doing everything possible to continue to protect those who attend our courses and our team of professionals, we have taken the decision to cancel our courses scheduled for the remainder of May, June and July 2020.

We know family members and friends caring for someone with dementia need our support now more than ever. To meet this need our team of healthcare professionals have started developing a range of remote and online services, which you can find in our Virtual Carers Centre. This is in its first stage and we will continue to develop and add to what we can offer in the coming weeks.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our team directly on: 020 3096 7895 or email us support@dementiacarers.org.uk

 

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[11:20, 27-05-20]


 

Dementia Carers Count Course Cancellations in March and April 2020 – COVID-19 Update From our Director of Services, Steve Dubbins.

 

 

 

To comply with new government advice, and to ensure we do everything possible to continue to protect those who attend our courses and our team of professionals, we have taken the decision to cancel our courses scheduled for the remainder of March and April 2020.

 

We are contacting everyone booked on the cancelled courses, and we will do everything possible to find places on future courses for those affected.

 

We will review our position regularly and publish further updates and news on this page. We will also continue to directly contact you, if you are affected by a cancellation.

 

We are grateful for your understanding in this difficult time, and we apologise for the inconvenience these cancellations may cause. We will be providing supportive and practical information from our professional team in the news section of the website and on our Facebook page.

 

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team directly on: 020 3096 7895 or email us support@dementiacarers.org.uk

 

Facebook @DemCarersCount

Twitter @DemCarersCount

Instagram @DementiaCarersCount

LinkedIn Dementia Carers Count

 

[16:30, 18-03-20]

 

Dementia Carers Count: COVID-19 Announcement 

If you have a place booked on one of our courses, please get in touch with our team for the latest information on course dates and possible cancellations, in the light of the current COVID-19 situation. Contact our team by emailing support@dementiacarers.org.uk or calling us on 020 3096 7895.

Our priority is the health of attendees and of our staff team, but we apologise for any inconvenience cancellations may cause.

[17:30, 12-03-20]