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BUDS - Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell

BUDS’ target audience is predominantly people living with dementia and their carers and families. However, BUDS has extended some of its services to people over the age of 65 who are experiencing isolation due to the pandemic.

The organisation currently telephones their client group weekly. During these phone calls, vaccination is discussed. Clients are asked if they have received the vaccine, whether they been contacted or are there any reasons why they may not get the vaccine and if BUDS can help. The charity is also in contact with a separate group of carers through their Carer and Family Support Service to make the same enquiries. Information has been passed on to Carers about the recent change in in guidelines that has prioritised carers for the vaccine. For clients unable to leave the house, support is being provided by contacting GPs to find out how and when their vaccine will be administered. Support is also being provided to families around the issue of mental capacity and consent to the vaccine which affects some people living with dementia.

BUDS put regular posts on their Facebook page encouraging people to take up the vaccine and be proactive if they have not been yet contacted.

Address details

Hope House, George Road Community Church 142 George Road
Postal Town
B68 9LN

Organisation Contact Details

0121 565 3721
Charity Commission registration number

Contact Person Details

Contact Name
Claire Mahmood
Carer and Family Support Manager
Contact Name
Sharon Crowley
General Manager
0121 565 3721
Contact Name
Louise Roper
Business Support Officer
0121 565 3721


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Organisation last updated: Mon, 1st February 2021

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