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42 Westbourne Park Road is a state-of-the-art centre which helps people with dementia to remain as independent as possible, as well as supporting carers.

The centre offers a range of daily services including memory assessment services, a dementia adviser and aquatherapy sessions for disabled people and people with dementia.

Most of the services are for people in Westminster but some are also available to people in Kensington and Chelsea.

Address:
W2 5PH
Umbrella org:
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Memory Service
Sector:
Public

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Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.
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