Delivering Dementia Care & Support - Best Practice Examples

Here at Making Space, we specialise in providing dementia care and support to thousands of people across the country, helping individuals and their families from early diagnosis right through to the later stages of dementia. 

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing 3 best practice examples from our dementia work through 3 unique lenses. Looking at; what commissioners ask for, what people with dementia and their carers tell us and what we are learning. 

What commissioners ask for - Doncaster Admiral Nursing Service 

The Doncaster Admiral service is a new 14 month pilot, commissioned by the Doncaster Commissioning group, bringing the following providers together:

  • Making Space
  • Dementia UK
  • RDaSH
  • Age UK Doncaster
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Sue Ryder

The service is available to people living in Doncaster who have dementia, and their carers, family members and friends.

The service provides multidisciplinary family support, as well as

  • Clinical and non-clinical advice
  • Dementia awareness
  • Equal access to assessment
  • Specialist support services and improved wellbeing

Each of the 5 locality hubs across Doncaster have a dedicated Admiral Nurse and Dementia Advisor.

Find out more about the service.

Mary Beardsley

Mary is one of the Admiral Nurse's for the service and has over 30 years experience of psychiatric nursing. In the video below, Mary explains how the service came about. 

Keep checking back for our other 2 best practice examples!