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 our service in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock
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)
We also accept referrals electronically via SystmOne.