Dementia Crisis support team

Our team provides support for people with dementia/cognitive decline and their carers or care providers to manage a period of crisis and avoid possible admission to hospital where possible. Team members include a psychiatrist, RMN, RGN and support workers. We are a short term (up to 6 weeks) team to support the person/s through the period of crisis and refer on to appropriate long term teams or back to their main care provider, e.g. GP, care home, CMHT or social care.

Contact

Tel: Monday to Friday: 0300 300 1509 (Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock)                 
Tel: Saturday to Sunday and bank holidays: 0300 300 1509 (Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock)   

Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm; Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 9am-5pm

Email:  DCST@nelft.nhs.uk (emails will only be looked at 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)