About Lutterworth Share and Care

Jacqueline Parkes,

Director of the Lutterworth Share & Care Group

Jacqueline Parkes is the Professor of Applied Mental Health in the Faculty of Health & Society at the University of Northampton.

Jackie is an experienced mental health nurse, and has worked in a broad range of mental health and learning disability settings prior to moving into Higher Education. She is the Director of the Northamptonshire Dementia Research & Innovation Centre at UoN, Chair of the Dementia-friendly Community of Practice, and lead for Public and Patient Involvement.  Her subject specialisms are nursing and mental health research, with a particular focus on developing and implementing person-centred care pathways.  She works extensively with local organisations to evaluate their provision of health and social care services, including community-based interventions for people living with dementia. This year, she has become the Chair of the Northamptonshire Dementia Action Alliance and is a member of the Leicestershire Dementia Action Alliance.

Jackie has also established four community-based social groups for people with dementia; the Forget-me-nots Social YOD Group, Qualified by Experience (QBE) for former carers, and the Post-diagnostic Support UnityDEM Centre  in Northamptonshire and the Lutterworth Share & Care Group for people with dementia and their carers in South Leicestershire. She has a particular interest in young onset dementia, and is currently the Deputy Chair of Research at Young Dementia Network. She is also a member of the pan European Group InterDEM.

For more information, we can be contacted on  info@lutterworthshareandcare.org

Our Partners

We are greatly indebted to all our partners and organisations who so generously support the Lutterworth Share and Care Group

Leicestershire County Council

Magna Park Community Fund

(Lutterworth Wycliffe Methodist Church, Northampton Methodist District and Rugby & Daventry Methodist Circuit)

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Lutterworth

Lutterworth Age Concern

Wycliffe Medical Practice

Alzheimer’s Society, including Dementia Friends

Lutterworth Town Council

     The Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe

Community Transport