Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Working Age Dementia Service

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Our service is for people under 65 who have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of dementia. We provide assessment, diagnosis and early treatment after diagnosis. We cover Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw.

Our aim is to help people to remain active and well in community. Our service is based with older people’s mental health services, so that our service users have access to a range of dementia services after their diagnosis.

Our specialist assessment service provides access to a range of clinicians and investigations, such as brain imaging, for people with suspected dementia.

If a diagnosis of dementia is confirmed, we will work with the patient and their families to develop a care plan. This will include treatment to manage symptoms and help the patient maintain their independence.

Treatment is mainly in groups, however home treatment can also be provided.

Patients and their families or carers will also be introduced to our peer support service. This service works with other organisations so that patients and their families or carers can meet other people with similar experiences.

Care plans may include support from other mental health services for older people, social care or voluntary organisations.

Accessing our services

To use our service, you will need to be referred by your GP or a mental health professional.

Patients are usually seen in clinics or day service facilities, however home based assessment or treatment can be arranged if it is needed.

Find out more:

Peer Support Services

Who is considered a peer?
In the Working Age Dementia Service (WAD), you are a peer if you have lived experience of early onset dementia - that means if you have a diagnosis of early onset dementia or you are a family member, friend or carer.

How does the Peer Support Service work?
The Peer Support Lead will visit you at home to discuss the service, and will initially support you (and your family), through 1:1 sessions and provide you with information, along with referrals to other relevant services. They will also introduce you to your local community Peer Hub.

Peer Hubs
Peer Support Hubs are based in local communities. They are a a base where people with young onset dementia, and their carer/ family/friends, can meet on a regular basis with other peers. The hubs are places for people to meet and share their experiences, support each other and participate in activities if they want to (organised by the group’s members).

Developments/ Partnerships
To support the sustainability of these hubs, we work in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies in these communities and this has enabled the development of Dementia Friendly Communities across Nottinghamshire.

Hubs are based in the south, north and rural parts of Nottinghamshire, further information on your local hub will be provided by the Peer Support Lead.

  • Edwinstowe, Ollerton Road  – Outside the Cave (Wednesday 1-3) £2.00 Carer free
  • Sutton- Lammas Leisure Centre (Tuesday 1.30-3.30)
  • Clifton – Leisure Centre (Wednesday – 10.30 12.00) Ring Clifton LC for prices
  • Southwell- Variable programme (Thursday 2-4) email for information

For more information please contact the Peer Support Lead, Working Age Dementia on 0115 956 0884

Service opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Contact and find us

Working Age Dementia Diagnostic Service
General Management Suite
76 Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 7AG

Tel: 0115 956 0884

Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local accident and emergency (A&E) department.

Support groups

There are support groups for people under 65 with dementia, as well as their carers and families, across the county. We can signpost you to support in your local area. The Alzheimer’s Society can also advise you on local support.

For more information, contact Tracey Evans on 0115 956 0884.

Information for health professionals

To refer a patient to the service, contact the Working Age Dementia Diagnostic Service and fax referral letter to the service or refer the patient via their GP.

Working Age Dementia Diagnostic Service
General Management Suite
76 Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 7AG

Tel: 0115 956 0884
Fax: 01623 722834


Lead clinician

Tracey Evans, Consultant Occupational Therapist



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