The Royal British Legion have expanded their South Wales Admiral Nurse service into Gwent

The service, which offers specialist support, information and advice to the carers of people with dementia was developed in partnership with Dementia UK. Since launching its first Admiral Nurse service in West Midlands in 2012 the Legion has become the biggest employer of Admiral Nurses in the UK.

Having launched in south Wales in September 2018 with two nurses covering the area Neath to Cardiff, the team has already doubled in size to 4, which has allowed the service to be expanded to cover Gwent.

The role of the Admiral Nurses is to provide Support to the carers of Legion beneficiaries who have dementia. The focus of the service is to maintain independence and improve the quality of life for carers and families.

Helen Buckley, Admiral Nurse Lead for South Wales said All Admiral Nurses are qualified nurses, be it a Mental Health Nurse, General Nurse or Occupational therapist. We are able to facilitate a care pathway for the person living with dementia and also the carer.”

“Our main goal is to empower the carer to continue in their role providing support to their loved one whilst maintaining their own wellbeing.”

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