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Dementia and Complexity in Later Life Service Great Yarmouth & Waveney

 What help do you offer?

​We offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment if you have cognitive impairment, dementia and other mental health issues associated with later life. We provide services through the Dementia Intensive Support Team (DIST), community mental health team or inpatient wards as appropriate.

 How do I get help from your service?

​Your GP should refer you to the Access and Assessment team initially.

 What hours is your service available?



 What can I expect from you?

​If this is your first referral we normally assess you in your own home environment and involve your family or carers if you are happy for us to do so.

Following your assessment, if you would benefit from our services we work with you to develop a care plan. The community team normally visits you at home or you could be offered a clinic appointment. If you need to be admitted to hospital then the DIST arranges this with you.

 What is the main address of your service?

​Carlton Court
St Peter's Road
Carlton Colville
NR33 8AG

Also available at:

Northgate Hospital
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1BU

 How can I contact you?

If you are interested in our service, please contact your GP who can refer you to us for an assessment.​

 What conditions do you treat?

​Cognitive impairment
Bipolar disorder

 What support do you offer carers including friends and family?

​If you agree, we include your family and carers in your care planning. They are also offered a carer assessment. We can direct carers to courses and support groups to give you ongoing help.

 Clinical Team Lead

​Iain Sinclair MacDonald

 I need help urgently! Who do I call?

​Please contact your care coordinator.