DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Local support

There are many local groups who provide specific support for people with dementia their family and carers.  Such organisations are more usually linked to social care or the voluntary sector.

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  • Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesFebruary 5 2016Active Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.
  • Dementia core skills education and training frameworkOctober 29 2015This framework published by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care.
  • The Daily SparkleFebruary 5 2016The Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK's leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.
  • Fulfilled Lives, Supportive Communities: A Strategy for Social Services in Wales over the next decadeFebruary 21 2007This strategy describes how modern accessible and responsive social services, delivered flexibly, consistently and sustainably across organisational boundaries will contribute to a better Wales and to improving the lives of its citizens.
  • National Dementia Vision for WalesSeptember 25 2011The National Dementia Vision for Wales sets the Welsh governmnet's vision to strengthen communities, creating a key resource for people affected by dementia at local and national level. The objective being that over time, building on local improvements from the grass roots up, a network of local dementia supportive communities will create a national dementia supportive community.
  • On the journey to becoming a dementia friendly organisationSeptember 3 2015This paper shares the lessons that have been learned through the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Dementia without Walls programme which started in June 2012 with a vision of making the UK a better place for people with dementia.
  • Creating a dementia friendly workplace: A practical guide for employersApril 22 2015This guide published by the Alzheimer's Society is designed to help employers provide support for staff members with dementia. It may also be a useful resource for people living with, or affested by, dementia in the workplace.
  • Support and care for people living with dementia from minority communitiesFebruary 24 2013This report outlines recommendations to improve support and care for people with dementia from minority communities in the North East.
  • Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementiaSeptember 16 2015This resource published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlights the key messages from 10 quality statements which form the quality standard for supporting people to live well with dementia and shows what they mean for carers and care providers.
  • Peer Support for People with Dementia: A social return on investment studyThis report published by the Health Innovation Network South London, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, outlines the findings of a study which demonstrated that the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers can be far greater than the investment.
  • How can we make our cities dementia friendly?September 3 2015This briefing paper published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation contributes to the emerging evidence base for Dementia friendly communities by drawing out the key messages from independent evaluations of their work programmes in Bradford and York.
  • Evaluation of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities ProgrammeSeptember 16 2015This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities programme, and examines how people with dementia can influence what a Dementia Friendly Bradford should be like.
  • Evaluation of the York Dementia Friendly Communities ProgrammeSeptember 3 2015This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the York Dementia Friendly Communities programme, which promotes a range of innovative projects. It looks at how people with dementia have been involved in shaping the programme.
  • Developing a national user movement of people with dementiaThis report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores the learning from the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP), a national network that engages and empowers people with dementia to influence the services and policies that affect them.
  • New models of care for dementiaApril 9 2012This report proposes a new understanding of the dementia journey and a revised model of care for dementia, aimed at improving experiences and outcomes, and informing service redesign and commissioning.
  • Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020February 21 2015The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
  • Aneurin Day CareApril 19 2018Aneurin Day care Centre Newport is a company founded on love. We provide high quality, person-centred care and support to older adults specialising in dementia, living in the community. In addition to providing a place of safety for older people who need day care, we ...
  • The dementia guideFebruary 22 2014This guide produced by the Alzheimer's Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.
  • Dementia FriendsFebruary 21 2013Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to give a million people a better understanding of dementia by 2015.
  • What is dementia?April 2 2014This resource will help practitioners to understand that dementia is more than just difficulties with memory. Dementia is not a single disease but a term used to describe a group of symptoms.
  • Reading well books on prescription for dementiaFebruary 4 2015The Reading well books on prescription for dementia scheme is available in public libraries as part of a national library strategy to support the development of dementia-friendly communities and build understanding and awareness of the condition.
  • Dementia does not discriminate – The experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic communitiesJuly 2 2013This report, produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia, looks at the experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in dealing with the condition.
  • QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaApril 3 2013This quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
  • Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyoneSeptember 3 2013This report, published by the Alzheimer's Society, explores evidence from people with dementia about their experiences of living in their community and the ten key things they would like to see in a dementia-friendly community.
  • Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandNovember 29 2013This report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
  • Dementia ConnectApril 26 2018Dementia Connect is Alzheimer's Society's comprehensive services directory for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • CMG48: Support for commissioning of dementia careApril 3 2013This guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) summarises the key commissioning issues and the resource impact that will arise from implementing improvements in the quality of care for people with dementia, in line with the statements and measures that comprise the NICE quality standards for dementia.
  • Blackfriars Consensus on promoting brain healthMay 3 2014The Blackfriars Consensus, published by the UK Health Forum and Public Health England, explores the potential for incorporation of dementia risk reduction into current approaches for non-communicable diseases.
  • Dementia Peer Support Resource PackApril 24 2015This resource pack, published by the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, aims to promote and encourage more peer support opportunities for people with dementia.
  • Putting dementia on the mapNovember 29 2013Putting dementia on the map published by the Department of Health draws on data and information about dementia health and care, dementia friendly communities and research.
  • Dementia 2013: The hidden voice of lonelinessApril 9 2013This report, published Alzheimer’s Society, reveals that nearly two thirds (62%) of more than 250,000 people with dementia who live on their own are lonely. This compares to just 24 per cent of over 55 year olds.
  • City of Newport Campus, Coleg GwentFebruary 28 2019City of Newport Campus of Coleg Gwent is the first educational establishment in Wales to have a "Dementia Friendly" campus. 
  • Befriending works: building resilience in local communitiesNovember 12 2010This report published by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation provides an overview of how befriending can contribute to improving the health and well-being outcomes of vulnerable people at risk of social isolation or exclusion from mainstream society.
  • Dementia Friendly Communities: New domains and global examplesMarch 20 2015This report, published by Alzheimer’s Disease International, highlights the emerging trend to create dementia-friendly communities as a global response against stigma in an effort to form more inclusive societies for people living with dementia.
  • Dewis CymruApril 27 2018Dewis Cymru is a website that provides information and advice about well-being. In addition to health information, Dewis Cymru provides information about people and services in your area that can help you with the things that matter to you.
  • Good to go: A guide to dementia-friendly days outApril 28 2015This handbook published by Care UK aims to support carers relatives and friends who want to enjoy a variety of outings and trips with someone living with dementia.
  • Dementia Friends – bookcase analogyOctober 16 2018In this film Natalie Rodriguez, Dementia Friends Champion, uses a bookcase analogy to describe how dementia may affect a person. This simple explanation, orginally devised by Dr Gemma Jones, can be helpful for Dementia Friends Champions to explain dementia to others.
  • Priority Services RegisterOctober 11 2019Did you know that every gas, water and electricity supplier – the companies you pay your bills to, and your electricity distribution network, has what’s called a Priority Services Register (PSR)? The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free service offered throughout the energy industry available to domestic customers across England, Wales and Scotland. Through the PSR, eligible customers can receive additional services in relation to their communication, access and safety needs.
  • CEA Cinema CardMarch 7 2019The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA). The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.  
  • Grass RoutesFebruary 28 2019Grass Routes provides community transport for people in Newport area unable to use local bus services.
  • Disabled Persons Bus PassIf you have to surrender your driver's license due to being unfit to drive on medical grounds, you can apply for a free Disabled person’s travel pass from your local council.
  • Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementiaJanuary 23 2018This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society brings together views of more than 3,500 people with dementia, carers and the public on what it is like to live with dementia. It provides an insight into the gap between the things that people living with dementia need to live well and their day-to-day reality.
  • Home Safety House Check by South Wales Fire and Rescue ServiceApril 18 2019South Wales Fire and Rescue offer you the opportunity to have a FREE Safe and Well visit in your home. This will be carried out by firefighters from your local Fire Station and their Home Safety Team. The visit takes about 30 minutes and they will provide and install free smoke alarms, heat detectors and carbon monoxide alarms where risk is identified. Alarms for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing are also available.
  • How living with dementia could beJanuary 18 2017This short animated video highlights how living with dementia could be through the 'well pathway for dementia'. It shows the importance of a holistic partnership approach to supporting the person with dementia, their families and carers within local community settings.
  • The Attic ProjectNovember 1 2019The Attic Project provides support to older people in Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and Newport who need to make space in their homes by decluttering, sorting and clearing possessions. They can help you record your precious memories of treasured items to share and pass on to your family, friends and the community.Your memories can be linked to old letters, books, clothes or other much loved items.
  • Disabled Person’s RailcardMarch 28 2019The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. It entitles you to qualify for 1/3 off rail fares for you and a companion travelling with you.
  • The Royal British Legion – Admiral Nurse ServiceApril 24 2019The Royal British Legion Admiral Nurses offers specialist support, information and advice to the carers of people with dementia. It is available to anyone who has served in the British Armed Forces their family and carers.
  • Caring for someone with dementiaNovember 20 2019Caring for someone with dementia is a comprehensive booklet published by Age UK, whose network includes Age Cymru in Wales.
  • Disabled Bus PassJanuary 15 2020If you have to surrender your driver's license due to being unfit to drive, you can apply for a Disabled person’s travel pass.
  • Aneurin Day CareOctober 23 2019Day Care Services providing activities for attendees and respite to carers. Specialising in Dementia Care.
  • Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018 – 2022November 20 2019The Welsh government have adopted the Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018 - 2022, with Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, stating that,  "Our vision is for Wales to be a dementia friendly nation that recognises the rights of people with dementia to feel valued and to live as independently as possible in their communities."
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Groups

  • Malpas Court dementia cafeThe Malpas Court dementia cafe provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally in an informal and comfortable environment.Malpas Court, Oliphant Circle, Newport, NP20 6AD01633 665110
  • Newport music and memoriesNewport music and memories group gives people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities.Communities House, Eton Road, Newport, NP19 0BL01633 665110
  • Time-Out Social CentreCrossroads Care South East Wales runs a social centre in Newport so that carers can benefit from some respite.Kensington Court Day Centre, Oaklands Road, Newport, NP19 8GQ01495 769996https://www.carers.org
  • Newport Care and RepairNewport Care and Repair provides a range of advice and practical solutions to help you carry out home improvements repairs or adaptations to your home that allow you to live independently.Exchange House, The Old Post Office, High Street, Newport, NP20 1AA01633 233887https://www.newportcareandrepair.co.uk
  • Newport carers support groupNewport carers support group gives people the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.Glebelands Stadium, Bank Street, Newport, NP19 7HF01633 665110
  • Newport befriending serviceNewport befriending service offers companionship and support and helps people carry on doing the things they enjoy or to try new activities.Part Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, NP19 7EJ01633 665110
  • Newport Carers’ ForumThe Newport Carers' Forum provides an opportunity for carers to socialise share knowledge and expertise and develop informal networks.45 Bristol Street, Newport, NP19 8DL07999 816 773
  • Looking after me courseThe Education Programme for Patients Cymru runs a course specifically for those people who care for someone else with a long term health condition.Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO), Ty Derwen, Church Road, Casnewydd, NP19 7EJ01633 241550https://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=537
  • Newport dementia community support serviceNewport dementia community support service is for people with dementia who need support to carry on doing the things they enjoy or to try new activities.Part Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, NP19 7EJ01633 665110
  • Newport advocacy serviceNewport advocacy service supports people to understand their rights and express their views. Advocates use their expertise to empower people to make informed choices and decisions.Part Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, NP19 7EJ01495 221393
  • Newport bowls groupNewport bowls group gives people living with by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities.Glebelands Stadium, Bank Street, Newport, NP19 7HF01633 665110
  • Newport art group for younger people living with dementiaNewport art group gives younger people living with dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities.Kensington Court Day Centre, Oaklands Road, Newport, NP19 8GQ01495 768744
  • Newport Good Neighbours SchemeThe Newport Good Neighbours Scheme is a befriending service provided by the Royal Voluntary Service.Cardiff Gate, Beck Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Pontprennau, CF23 8RP07786 635186https:// www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
  • Newport social group for younger people living with dementiaNewport social group gives younger people living with dementia the opportunity to socialise and take part in structured activities.The Wheatsheaf Inn, Magor Caldicot, Newport, NP26 3HN01495 768744
  • Newport dementia support workersNewport dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face over the phone or in writing.Part Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, NP19 7EJ01495 768744
  • Alzheimer’s Society WalesAlzheimer’s Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia their families and carers. The Alzheimer's Society Wales provides a wide range of services to support people living with dementia and their carers.16 Columbus Walk, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4BY02920 480593https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200139
  • Aneurin Bevan University Health BoardAneurin Bevan University Health Board covers the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and South Powys. It serves an estimated population of over 639,000, approximately 21% of the total Welsh population.St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, Wales, NP18 3XQ01873 732732https://www.aneurinbevanhb.wales.nhs.uk/
  • Dementia AdventureDementia Adventure is a charity dedicated to bringing the benefits of nature based activities and adventures into the lives of more people living with dementia. Unit 11, Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex, CM3 1LN01245 237548 https://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk/
  • The ExtraCare Charitable TrustThe ExtraCare Charitable Trust ia a not for profit developer and operator of ExtraCare Villages and Housing schemes which has retirement villages and housing schemes across the Midlands and North. ExtraCare's award-winning Enriched Opportunities Programme® (EOP) supports residents with dementia and dementia-related conditions.7 Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 2SN024 7650 6011https://www.extracare.org.uk
  • Newbridge Memo Memory CafeMeets every 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am until 12;00 pm free entry and refreshments. Listen to music, watch films and chat about the past. The cafe is currently on hold due to low numbers April 2019Newbridge Memo, High Street, Newbridge, United Kingdom01495366934
  • Alzheimer’s SocietyAlzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.Devon House, 58 St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LB020 7423 3500https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
  • Dementia Services Development CentreThe Dementia Services Development Centre is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia.Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland01786 467740https://www.dementia.stir.ac.uk
  • Sporting Memories NetworkThe Sporting Memories Network, also known as Replay, is a national charity which promotes the use of sporting memories to improve the wellbeing of older people and to tackle dementia, depression and social isolation.Orchard House, Long Street, Topcliffe. North Yorkshire, YO7 3RLhttps://sportingmemoriesnetwork.com
  • The Reading AgencyThe Reading Agency is a charity working to inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all our lives. Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA0207 324 2544https://readingagency.org.uk/
  • Dementia Friendly Café – MalpasCome along to a Dementia friendly café at St Mary's Church Cloister room, Malpas. Enjoy tea,coffee, biscuits and cakes, jigsaws, songs, textured cloths, painting and people to listen.St Mary's Church Malpas Newport, Malpas Road, Newport, UK01633 852828
  • The Reader OrganisationThe Reader Organisation is a charitable social enterprise working to connect people with literature through shared reading. The older people and dementia work programme uses shared reading to improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia and their carers.Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB0151 729 2200https://www.thereader.org.uk/
  • Arts 4 DementiaArts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. The Music Base, King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG020 7520 1492https://www.arts4dementia.org.uk/
  • Forget-me-not Chorus – New VenueThe Forget-me-not Chorus is a Cardiff based charity that supports people with dementia and their families through weekly singing and creative workshops. Beaufort Centre, Beaufort Road, St Julians, Newport, UK02922 362064www.forgetmenotchorus.com
  • Newport & County Horticultural Society – Winter Afternoon Talks & Summer Garden VisitsDo you garden? Do you love other people’s gardens? Then Newport & County Horticultural Society could be the very thing for you. Winter Afternoon Talks & Summer Garden Visits. For further information contact: Tel: 01633 274527 or Email: mgthomas@btinternet.comNewport, Wales, UK01633 274527
  • ThriveThrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive run structured programmes of activities for people with dementia which focus on positive reminiscence, re-connecting with others including friends and family and gentle appropriate exercise and cognitive stimulationThe Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 2AT0118 988 5688https://www.thrive.org.uk/
  • Ladder to the MoonLadder to the Moon provides workforce and service development that enables health and care organisations to develop active, creative, vibrant care services. It uses approaches that incorporate creativity and the arts, and involve staff, older people living with dementia and other long-term conditions, and the wider community.Studio 522, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL0203 784 9649https://www.laddertothemoon.co.uk
  • Echo Friendship ClubEcho Friendship Club is all about friendship and fun for Seniors. They meet on alternate Friday’s at 12 Noon at St Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, Stow Hill. they have regular speakers, beetle drives, quizzes and whatever else the members want.  They organise trips and parties ...St Mary's Catholic Church, Newport, Wales01633 661874
  • Legacy for 60 +groupIf you are 60 or over, have some free time in the day, and would like to join with others for food, tea, coffee, activities, friendship and chats, then Legacy is perfect for you.Christchurch Centre - Conferences and Meetings, Newport, UK01633 822211
  • The Attic Project Memories Group – Memory box ChallengeThe Attic Project Memories Group Memory  Box Challenge allows you to share your memories through objects from your home. Newport Central Library | Llyfrgell Canolog Casnewydd, John Frost Square, Newport, UK07934 531 001
  • “Zest for Life” – Young Onset Dementia ServiceWe are a supportive group for younger individuals. Suitable for those living with young onset dementia or cognitive impairment. We welcome individuals and carers across Gwent. Weekly Friday drop-in groupWiddershins Centre, East Ave, Griffithstown, Pontypool NP4 5AB01495 769264
  • Cuppa & ChatOn your own? Pop in for a cuppa and chat at The Riverfront Cafe Newport. Every Tuesday anytime between 10am – 1pm because everything is better together.The Riverfront Cafe Newport Wales
  • Goldies Cymru – Singing and Activity GroupsPutting smiles on hundreds of faces through our daytime singing and activity sessions. Many new sessions are specifically for People living with Dementia.Caerleon library, Newport, UK07796 714816https://www.goldiescymru.org.uk/eng/where/
  • Sporting Memories ClubLove talking sport? We welcome you to our friendly Sporting Memories Club at Rodney Parade. Every Thursday 10am to 12pm. Come along, listen and share sporting memories with other older sports fans. Free refreshments.Rodney Parade, Rodney Road, Newport, UK07887242409www.sportingmemoriesnetwork.com
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