Organisations that can support you during COVID-19

Our team of practitioners recommend using the following organisations for support during COVID-19.


Meri Yaadain guidance for BAME carers


Meri Yaadain CiC have put together short videos on covid-19 for the Gujarati and Urdu speaking communities.

A short video for the Gujarati community.

A short video for the Urdu speaking community.

A short promotional video to encourage people to stay safe and get their vaccinations.



Supporting you to make decisions while caring for someone living with dementia during Coronavirus (COVID19) and beyond A guide created by UCLA, Dementia UK, Alzheimer’s Society & Marie Curie


Carers UK BAME Carers Forum

A place for Black, Asian and minority ethnic carers to discuss their specific experiences of caring.


Tips to improve communication while wearing a mask


Government guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family



National Activities Partnership Association


NAPA are providing free access to their resources during the COVID-19 period, this includes a section for family carers



Mental Health Foundation


Ten top tips for good sleep for you and the person you care for



The British Psychological Society


Advice on supporting people with dementia during self isolation



Meri Yaadain CiC


Specialist information about dementia and COVID -19 for black and ethnic minority communities



University of Bradford


The university of Bradford have posted a series of blog posts about COVID-19 and dementia


Helping family carers support people living with dementia


Staying physically distant from others but socially connected


This has been a massive change to our circumstances’: a carer’s account


How coronavirus is affecting my life: a personal account


The impact of the coronavirus strategy for people with dementia who live alone


Supporting someone with dementia when they need care in the emergency department: some practical tips


Supporting people living with dementia during the coronavirus outbreak





A UK wide network of carers, former carers and health & social care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia



The Alzheimer’s Society


Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia


Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia at home


Coronavirus: Activity ideas for people with dementia


Coronavirus: Support for a person with dementia living alone


Coronavirus: Supporting a person with dementia from a distance


Coronavirus: Frequently asked questions


Coronavirus: Other useful organisations and information


The Dementia connect support line 0333 150 3456 is available for information, support and advice from dementia advisers.


Dementia talking point is an online community where people share experiences with other people affected by dementia.




Dementia UK


Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for families looking after someone with dementia


Coronavirus: advice for families looking after someone with dementia


Coronavirus: questions and answers


Leaflets and information


Dementia helpline


Helpline Nurses can offer practical and emotional support to families and can be contacted on 0800 888 6678 or by emailing The Helpline is open seven days a week, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends.






Coronavirus and dementia


Coronavirus and dementia: the impact for people living in care homes and their families


Coronavirus and dementia: social distancing and self isolation



Residents and Relatives Association


The Relatives and Residents Association in partnership with Dementia UK have produced ideas for relatives, friends and care staff to help maintain relationships with people with dementia in care homes.



This link from the Government website will allow you to register someone as vulnerable if you are unable to do this through your GP.



Care Companion


Finding relevant information, and managing general wellbeing, during the COVID-19 pandemic is critically important. Care Companion can support carers as you manage your responsibilities through the current crisis. As a simple to use, interactive online resource, it offers access to information, advice and guidance to help you adapt to current uncertainties. It links to a vast range of resources that are tailored to individual circumstances. For more information, please follow this link.



Herbert Protocol


If you are concerned that the person with dementia does not understand the social distancing and self-isolation rules, you may also be concerned that they may leave home. If this happens, you may be unable to look for them because of the recommendations and the risk to your health and the health of others.  Our service practitioners recommend completing the Herbert Protocol form so that you have this available to send to community police and local community hubs who can then look for the person in order to support them to return home.



This is a national scheme recognised in all areas; here is a link to The Metropolitan Police form which you can use wherever you are in the UK,  or if you prefer you can access one from your local Police force.