Ensure safeguarding issues are identified and appropriately handled.

You are reassured and offered sensitive and welcomed support from your doctor and other health and care professionals when you report increased stress, strain and feeling overwhelmed as a carer; particularly when the person you are supporting is presenting with behaviour that is challenging your care and support.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Regional offerings

Carers Charters and Toolkits for Greater Manchester

We believe all carers have a right to be respected, valued and supported, equally in their caring role, as experts for their cared for and as individuals in their own right.
Carers charter:
Greater Manchester working carer toolkit:

Dementia Wellbeing Plan for Greater Manchester; Dementia United

The Greater Manchester dementia wellbeing plan promotes personalised planning conversations with people living with dementia and carers about their needs and wants. The plan ensures an improved standard of care planning for people living with dementia and also facilitates sharing across the system. It will be available as a standardised plan which can be accessed and shared digitally between practitioners; as well as being available from the website for people affected by dementia to be using when having person centred care plan reviews

National offerings

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning for people with dementia guidance from NHS England

Age UK

Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Providing advice, support, information, fundraising, local services
Telephone: Advice line 0800 678 1602 free to call 8am - 7pm 365 days of the year

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society provides reliable and up to date information to help you with every aspect of living with dementia.
Telephone: National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122. Open 9.00am. – 5.00pm. Monday to Friday & 10.00am. – 4.00pm. Saturday and Sunday.

Carers UK

Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We'll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.
Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Dementia Carers Count

Provide free carers courses, support and connecting carers up with a wider network, offer a virtual carers centre.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. They provide Admiral Nurses, who work with family members and carers in all care settings along with a helpline for family members or carers who would welcome accessing advice and support.
Telephone: 0800 88 6678

Marie Curie

Marie Curie provides an overnight service for all palliative patients with a life limiting illness including Dementia.

The criteria for referral is below

  • Patient is 18 years and over
  • GP agrees that the patient can be safely cared for at home

Overnight care comprises of a senior health care assistant caring for the patient in their own home overnight , this may also be a nursing /residential home (10pm till 7am) Please see links to the Marie Curie page and also publications to support patients ,carers and families.

Website: Nursing services (

Website: Browse all Marie Curie publications

ReSPECT for healthcare professionals

ReSPECT stands for Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment. The ReSPECT process creates a summary of personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they do not have capacity to make or express choices. Such emergencies may include death or cardiac arrest, but are not limited to those events. The process is intended to respect both patient preferences and clinical judgement. The agreed realistic clinical recommendations that are recorded include a recommendation on whether or not CPR should be attempted if the person’s heart and breathing stop.



NICE Guidance: transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings: The proportion of people who use services who feel safe. Outcome measures:
  • Everyone enjoys physical safety and feels secure
  • People are free from physical and emotional abuse, harassment, neglect and self-harm
  • People are protected as far as possible from avoidable harm, disease and injuries
  • People are supported to plan ahead and have the freedom to manage risks the way that they wish" (transition-between-inpatient-hospital-settings-and-community-or-care-home-settings).

The Care Act responsibilities around safeguarding:

This includes:

  • People are free from physical and emotional abuse, harassment, neglect and self-harm
  • People are protected as far as possible from avoidable harm, disease and injuries
  • People are supported to plan ahead and have the freedom to manage risks the way that they wish

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