Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses. We work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with fear, uncertainty and the difficult everyday reality of dementia. Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience for both the person with dementia and their family. Admiral Nurses are an invaluable source of contact and support at particular points of difficulty in the dementia journey, including diagnosis, when the condition progresses, or when tough decisions need to be made, such as a family member entering residential care. Their aim is to build resilience; empowering family carers, and encouraging problem solving approaches.
A story in The Guardian has revealed that social care employers in the social care sector are starting to see the benefits of employing graduates. Although social care providers haven’t traditionally recruited graduates, a number of firms, including The Good Care Group, are reaping the benefits of graduate talent.
The care service offered by The Good Care Group has recently been strengthened by the addition of a specialist nurse to its care team. Penny Hibberd is an experienced RN, RMN and DN having trained at Royal London Hospital London. She has extensive community nursing experience having been a specialist dementia nurse for over eleven years.