To enrich the lives of people living with dementia and/or their carers by focusing on the person not the dementia
To offer exciting innovative ways of supporting individuals and communities by recognising the uniqueness of each individual and tailoring our solutions to acknowledge and address their 'differences' in a positive way
We recognise the uniqueness of everyone
Helping people to deal with emotional, physical, psychological, social and other aspects of their lives
We champion the rights of those living with dementia
We believe that together we can make a real difference
Our primary focus is to enable individuals and communities to 'Live Better,' encouraging an interest in social responsibility, reducing isolation and increasing the independence of vulnerable people and their informal carers to prevent or delay dependence on statutory health and social care services. We use an approach that puts responsibility for health, happiness, and independence firmly in the hands of individuals and communities while recognising that many people need advice and support to achieve this
Our target beneficiaries are primarily, but not exclusively, individuals and communities from marginalised and minority groups. We define, minority group membership as being typically based on differences in observable characteristics or practices, such as ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
We are able to provide a comprehensive range of services and resources to address the needs of people living with dementia thanks to the dedication, expertise and skills of our team
AmbaCare Solutions is led by Dr Jay Chauhan (CEO), a highly skilled professional, with extensive senior management experience of over 30 years within the private, public and voluntary sector in housing, health and regeneration environments. Throughout his career he developed and implemented successful business strategies, maintaining strong working relationships and consistently meeting agreed deadlines as a result of his hardworking nature. This experience is used to build and grow the organisation. He is ethically and socially aware which provides the basis for developing initiatives which benefit individuals and communities
Dr Chauhan brings skills to the organisation in strategic planning, financial management, staff development, management of change, communication and negotiation
Health and Wellbeing Specialist
Ruth Chauhan is skilled in Healthcare Consulting and Training with a focus on improving health and wellbeing with a passion to ensure that evidence based practice is implemented. Ruth is an experienced Independent Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in senior nursing and management positions in the NHS within both hospitals and the community with a thorough knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing provision and standards throughout the UK Health, Social Care and Housing sectors.
As well as being a Registered Nurse, she was a Registered Midwife, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, Lecturer and Educator. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, with a Masters Degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the University of Birmingham. Ruth is an expert in care of older people with a particular interest in a person-centred approach to care of people with long term conditions, particularly those living with dementia.
Ruth is an excellent communicator with both individuals and groups, communicating with authority on matters regarding health promotion and prevention of ill health. As AmbaCare’s Dementia/Health & Wellbeing Specialist, she develops and delivers evidence based programmes to improve people’s physical and mental health, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities by recognising the central role that the wider determinants of health play in shaping health outcomes.
Emeritus Professor of Diversity in Health and Social Care at De Montfort University, Leicester
Professor of Values in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University
Professor in Clinical Studies at Warwick University Medical School, University of Warwick. Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Acute Medicine and Medical Obstetrics at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton
Executive Director Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity, Director of Some Fresh Thinking, a healthcare consultancy for service redesign and change management in health and social care services
Dr Arun Sukumar is an Associate Professor at the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University. His research interests are in in the field of technology entrepreneurship, exploring entrepreneurial ecosystems, technology incubation in developing economies. He is a fellow of RSA, HE and member of ISBE
Our work would simply not be possible without our amazing volunteers. You can help us change lives right now – and develop valuable skills and friendships along the way
Please note: following the Government's changed advice on Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are recruiting and training volunteers to deliver face to face support. It is more important than ever that we are able to continue to provide support to people who are facing difficulties because of the impact that the pandemic had on people's physical and mental health
Role: Dementia Buddy (Voluntary)
Location: People's homes and/or 'Mindful Moments' Groups
Hours: Flexible with a minimum 2 hours per week
Closing date: Rolling
Interview date: TBC
We welcome ideas for raising funds to help us provide further support and training. Alternatively, get involved with our exciting activities