Date Published: 27 March 2018
Rutland’s first Admiral Nurse, Angela Moore, has been appointed by Rutland County Council, in partnership with Dementia UK.
Angela’s role will be to provide support to families facing the most complex cases of dementia in the community, working alongside existing services to improve the wellbeing of carers as well as the person with dementia.
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, these nurses work alongside people with dementia, their families and carers: giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions.
Rutland is only the second local authority in the whole of the UK to have a dedicated Admiral Nurse among its social care services.
Before starting her role at Rutland County Council, Angela was an Admiral Nurse at Hinchingbrooke Hospital supporting patients with dementia and their families. She has experience of working with hospital staff to improve dementia care in wards.
Part of her role at Rutland County Council will be an extension of this where she will be encouraging best practice and education amongst health and social care professionals throughout the community.
“It’s a privilege to be Rutland’s first Admiral Nurse and to provide advice and support to families facing the most complex dementia needs. With its rural setting it can be a challenge for people in Rutland to access dementia support services and we want to make this easier. I will also be taking on an advisory role for GPs, care homes and other health and social care providers in the area, and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact we can make together”.
Angela Moore, Admiral Nurse for Rutland County Council
Rutland County Council has partnered with Dementia UK to provide the service. Dementia UK will continually train, develop and support Angela in her new role.
“Dementia is a condition that affects people in a very personal way – impairing their ability to remember and communicate. However, it is possible to live well with dementia and there are lots of services here in Rutland designed specifically to help. The Admiral Nurse Service is the latest of these services and will be a great source of support for those who need it.”
Councillor Alan Walters, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health
“Dementia can be frightening and lonely for many and it’s important to have the right health and social care provision in place. With Angela’s one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions she will be able to make a real difference within the Rutland area."
Jennifer Lovegrove, Dementia UK Business Development Officer
The Admiral Nurse Service is fully funded by Rutland County Council. Referrals can be made by carer self-referral, healthcare professionals, GPs, social workers, voluntary organisations and through the AGE UK dementia advisor for Rutland.
To contact Rutland’s Admiral Nurse Service, call Rutland County Council on: 01572 758 341 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org