Dementia Services

Dover Riverside Centre is a proud delivery partner of the Dementia & Me co-ordinators programme lead by Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable in the Dover Town, Total Health Excellence East and Total Health Excellence West Primary Care Network areas. If you are registered at any of the following surgeries, you will be eligible for a service from Dover Riverside Centre:

  • St James Surgery
  • Peter Street Surgery
  • Buckland Medical Centre
  • The High Street Surgery
  • Lydden Surgery
  • Aylesham Medical Practice
  • Pencester Surgery
  • White Cliffs Medical Centre
  • Guildhall Street Surgery
  • The Surgery (Lyminge)
  • Sandgate Road Surgery
  • The New Surgery
  • Manor Clinic

Please note: If you are registered with another surgery in Kent, you will still be eligible for a service. To find out who your Dementia Co-ordinator is, please call 01622 943 257 or email us:

Dementia & Me Co-ordinators will be a single point of contact for help and support for all things dementia across the area. They will be able to visit you in your own home, create a support plan, and offer a wide range of support and advice.

Our Dementia & Me Co-Ordinators can help you:

  • Develop an adaptive support plan to help you manage changing needs throughout the dementia journey
  • Highlight the importance of a diagnosis and attend Memory Assessment appointments with you and your carer
  • Identify and arrange access to appropriate support groups for your diagnosis, offering support to take the first steps in these settings
  • By offering emotional support and advice around diagnosis and difficulties arising from dementia symptoms
  • Understand the services available locally and refer to and signpost to a wide variety of organisations with specialist expertise in dementia support or for other support needs

Although your co-ordinator may help you find more specialist advice in some instances, your assigned co-ordinator will remain with you throughout the process and act as a single point of contact, so that you don’t have to see a different person for every problem you may encounter.

If you are registered with St James Surgery, Peter Street Surgery, Buckland Medical Practice or The High Street Surgery, your Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator is:

Laura Burwinkel
07542 031025

If you are registered with Ludden Surgery, Aylesham Medical Practice, Pencester Surgery, or White Cliffs Medical Centre your Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator is:

Dan Carr
07821 636982

If you are registered with Guildhall Street Surgery, The Surgery (Lyminge), Sandgate Road Surgery, The New Surgery or Manor Clinic, your Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator is:

Emma Harman-Stanford
07542 031026

Riverside Dover will also be delivering many in person services such as Dementia Cafe’s, Drop in sessions, Carers lunch’s and COGs groups. Please see below for information regarding these services, alternatively please contact Debbie Beer on 07821 636980 or 01304 207268 and select option 2

Dementia Cafes

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.00-12.00 (starting 6th July) for advice, a cuppa, or just a chat

The cafes are an informal gathering for anyone who may need support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia

If you would like to more details, please contact Debbie on 07821 636980

Drop In Service

Coming soon

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Dementia? Do you need support? This is your open invitation to come along and seek information and advice from a range of professionals in an informal social setting.

You can meet:

Dementia & Me Coordinator


Mental Health Team

Community Warden

Other Professionals

Carers Lunches

Coming soon

COGs Club

Coming soon

Our trained staff can help with things such as form filling including attendance allowance and blue badge applications, along with other ad hoc information.

All our information is given in good faith and does not replace professional advice, if we are unable to provide help we will find someone who can.

To make an enquiry please call 01304 207268 or complete the below form

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