Claire Day is our Dementia Mental Health Nurse specialist who is available on the phones one day a week to offer advice, support, signposting and to help train our volunteers on the phones. She will also be available to talk to at the Bedford Memory Gateways.
Claire has worked for ELFT for the past 18 months and before that worked for the trust for around 15 years, as a Community Mental Health Nurse. She has also worked for Milton Keynes Council and Mid Beds CMHT. Claire has just returned from a year working in St Helena, again as a Community Mental Health Nurse. She applied for the job of working within the Memory in Beds team because she firmly believes in a more integrated service for those with dementia or their carers being beneficial.
"I think this is a fantastic opportunity for me to use my skills and experience and to promote joint working between the trust and the three charities. I am looking forward to helping carers and those living with dementia navigate their way to support through this brilliant service."
Claire is based in Carers in Bedfordshire's Bedford offices usually on a Thursday each week.