Hounslow opens new dementia unit

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Hounslow Social Services has opened a specialist unit at the 26-bed Clifton Gardens care home, providing nine new residential places for older people with dementia. Clifton Gardens is run by, and is part of, the Chiswick Resource Centre for Older People. Councillor Gurmail Lal, executive member for older people, said there was a shortage of specialist places to care for people with dementia across the country. “The unit has seven residential as well as two respite dementia care places, which will offer a much-needed break for families caring for their relatives,” Cllr Lal said. “It has been set up specifically in response to a growing demand in the borough for residential and respite places for older people with dementia.” The project was funded by Hounslow Social Services, and is the direct result of joint working between Hounslow Social Services, West London Mental Health Trust and Hounslow Alzheimer¹s Society. Over the last six month the staff team at Clifton Gardens has been through an intensive training

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