New Dementia Care Advice Service
Tamsin’s specialist advice will help families be better equipped to support those living at home with Dementia.
Tamsin joined Bluebird Care in August 2023 as the company’s first Dementia Care Adviser.
This appointment puts Bluebird Care in a unique position and further demonstrates our commitment to provide outstanding care to people with dementia.Tamsin previously worked for Age UK in Oxfordshire in a similar roleand runs the popular Dementia Cafe in Newbury. She is available to Bluebird Care customers and their carers to give tailored guidance in how to live well athome with dementia.Through adapting living spaces, or sharing tips on communication and reducing distress, Tamsin’s specialist advice will help families be better equipped to support those living at home with the condition.
Tamsin developed her specialism in dementia care after her mother’sdiagnosis in 2012. Without a dedicated guide to navigate everything that a dementia diagnosis entails, from accessing Carers’ Allowance to interacting with those with dementia, Tamsin educated herself through a series of professional qualifications to make her time with her mother as enjoyable as possible.
Seeing how much this knowledge improved her mother’s quality of life as she lived with dementia,Tamsin resolved to support othersin similar situations, leaving her job in HR to apply her experience and training to the new challenge.
With over 1,600 over-65-year-olds estimated to have dementia in West Berkshire alone, connecting people to support and making sure they have access to personalised advice is more important than ever.
Tamsin will be working with families, supporting Bluebird Care’s team of home and live-in careassistants as well as running support groups for family carers.
How Can Tamsin help you?
Do you have lots of questions about dementia but you have been feeling too overwhelmed to find the right person to ask?
Would you like to talk to someone who understands what it is like to look after someone with dementia at home?
Would you like to learn more about a specific dementia type and find out what you can do to help your person with dementia live well at home for as long as possible?
As an unpaid family Carer of someone with dementia, would you like information, advice or support to claim Attendance Allowance?
Are you already being paid Attendance Allowance, would you like to know more about claiming a 25% Council Tax Reduction?
If you are spending lots of time visiting and helping your person with dementia, would you like to learn more about a Carers Grant payment (up to £500 per annum, not means-tested) that is aimed at enabling you to have some relaxing “me time”?
If you or a loved one are currently being supported by Bluebird Care you can access this unique service completely free. If you aren't currently being supported by us you can still access the service at a charge. Please email Tamsin or call us 01256 762324 for further information.
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.