Aspley Medical Centre

509 Aspley Lane
0115 929 2700

Carer, Dementia and Learning Disability Support

Useful links to support our patients
The Crafty Man Club

Are You a Carer?
If you are a carer; please let us know – we may be able to help you
Our practice has dedicated Carer Champions who can help to signpost you and offer support. Please contact the practice and ask to speak to one of our Carer champions.


Patients registered with a Nottingham City practice can also access the dedicated carers counselling service which offers counselling to carers including young carers suffering from anxiety.
Provided on behalf of the CCG by the Carers Federation the service operates on an open referral basis via email: or alternatively by telephone on: 0115 962 9310.

If you or someone you know is providing much-needed care for a loved one –There is free, personalised support waiting to help make things easier. Get in touch with NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CARERS HUB TEL: 0115 824 8824 or
If you prefer just pop in to the surgery and we’ll contact them for you.

NHS Choices website
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring.
Contact Carers Direct
Tel:0808 802 0202
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Carers support is available by visiting The NHS Website: type in which service you require.
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers
  • Benefits for the person you care for
  • Death and benefits
  • Managing someone’s legal affairs
  • Other benefits
  • Personal and household finance
  • Social fund and advice on Tax Credits

Dementia Support
Where can you go for help and advice if you are worried that you or someone you know needs help?
Why not call the surgery on 0115 929 2700 and ask to speak to one of our Dementia Carers who will be able to offer you support and signpost you to the help and support you need. The practice works closely with the society to make sure you get the support you need.

Alzheimer’s Society is here to support anyone affected by dementia.
They provide expert information and support to anyone affected by dementia.
Call Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 if you’d like to talk to someone for information, support or advice.
Sign up to Talking Point, an online community for anyone affected by dementia. Unite, share experiences and get support 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Find services local to you for people affected by dementia.
Find out more about our specialist dementia training and consultancy services.
Visit the website

Information on Dementia
Dementia is a group of related symptoms caused by a decline in the brain’s ability to function. Most people have some decline in mental function as they age, but the decline is much more severe in people with dementia.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases each year.
In the UK in 2014, there were an estimated 835,000 people living with dementia (62% female and 38% male). By 2051 this number is expected to increase to over 2 million.
Early-onset (or young onset) dementia is dementia which develops before 65 years of age.
Symptoms of dementia include difficulties with language, thinking, judgement, emotions, and memory loss. Symptoms of dementia make it difficult for people to cope with normal daily activities.
Dementia is caused by many different brain disorders, most of which progress gradually over several years.
Early diagnosis of dementia is important as some causes may be reversible.
There are a variety of risk factors which may increase the likelihood of a person developing dementia. These include smoking, physical inactivity, diabetes, depression and learning difficulties.
Different medications are available which can help manage the symptoms of dementia.
Do I need to see a doctor?
You, or a member of your family, should see your doctor if you have memory problems, are easily disorientated or have problems understanding information.
Your doctor will do further assessments to confirm the diagnosis as these symptoms do not always mean that a person has dementia.

Learning Disability Support
Please let us know if you care for someone with a learning disability. We are here to support you and can help put you in touch with service providers who can give the right advice.

If you have a learning disability and live in Nottinghamshire there is a variety of support available from individuals and local organisations.

How to get support?
If you think you need social care support, start by looking at our Nottinghamshire Help Yourself website. Here you will find information and advice about support for adults with a learning disability, as well as search for local organisations that can provide care services.
The Learning Disability Partnership Board brings people together to make services better. Community Learning Disability Teams provide specialist assessment, advice, treatment and support services for adults with a learning disability and their carers.
Promoting Independence Workers can help you to become more independent by supporting you to develop daily living skills, use public transport or take part in activities to meet your needs. The aim is to improve your confidence and skills so you can eventually achieve these things without support.
If you think you need care and support visit the care and support in Nottinghamshire page for more information. You will need to have a care and support assessment to find out if you are eligible for care and what type of support they can provide.

If you have any question or want to find out more contact:
telephone: 0300 500 80 80.

The Martin Jackaman Centre
62 Robins Wood Road
Tel: 0115 876 1030
The Martin Jackaman Centre, in Aspley, provides services for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.
The Martin Jackaman Centre, in Aspley, provides specialist care for citizens with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to help them lead healthy, active and independent lives.
Upon admission to the service, citizens will be assessed to ensure that all of their individual needs are met throughout the day. We will maintain close links with carers to give full support and advice where needed. We provide an activity based service with links to other agencies. We are able to put you in touch with other organisations that can help you. You are assigned a Keyworker, who will ensure that you get the most out of your attendance at The Martin Jackaman Centre. If you have any problems or issues please speak to your assigned Keyworker or a member of the management team.

The Centre aims to develop, maintain and prevent the loss of a person’s independence by enabling people to rebuild their confidence, increase socialisation and an overall improvement in their quality of life.
At the Martin Jackaman Centre our services are built around you. Everything from meals and transport to activities and leisure time is tailored to provide you with quality care and enjoyable experiences. The Centre also has a separate unit for people with complex and high sensory support needs.
Activities: We offer a wide range of activities focusing on recreational, educational and life skills. Groups take part in activities such as cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, dance, swimming and bowling. There is also a sensory room which can provide massage, aromatherapy or therapeutic exercises. We also have a training kitchen and coffee bar selling produce that is grown at the Centre. People can also access Evergreen – the city’s creative, visual and performing arts groups.
The Centre also boasts a hydrotherapy pool that caters for adults with disabilities.
As our care is person-centred, we try to accommodate for requests made by citizens, for example, suggestions made regarding activities which they would like to take part in.
Transport: We can facilitate transport to and from the centre, for which there is a charge. There is car parking available for visitors to the centre.
Meals: You can have meals with us at the centre. We cater for a range of dietary needs. There is a charge for meals.
Personal care: We provide personal care to those who require it, in a dignified and respectful manner. All our staff are fully trained in this area of care.
Representative groups: The Martin Jackaman Centre has members’ representative groups which meet regularly to discuss and input on issues in the centre and in the community as well.