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Dementia UK


In response to its national appeal, we have just awarded a grant of £10,000 to Dementia UK to support its Admiral Nurse Helpline.

The Helpline is providing vital support to the families and carers of people with dementia.  Many families are feeling particularly vulnerable in the coronavirus crisis, particularly due to the strict lockdown measures which are now in place.  Normal support networks such as carer groups, day centres and activities have remained closed. Friends and other relatives are not allowed to visit.  For many family carers, this means they will get no respite at all – and caring for someone with dementia can be a physically and emotionally challenging 24-hour-a-day job.

JLF has a long association with Dementia UK.  One of our trustees, Jane Jason, is the Founder Trustee of the charity.  When her father, Joseph Levy (Joe), was diagnosed with vascular dementia Jane, recognising the effect on families, was determined to improve the support available for families and carers.  Admiral Nurses were named in memory of Joe, known as ‘Admiral Joe’ to many of his friends due to his great love of sailing.

To find out more about Dementia UK click here