DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Activities and social groups

Remaining active, occupied and engaged with others is important and can support individual and family resilience. Many interests, hobbies and pastimes that have been enjoyed can continue with support or with adjustments and can include movement and exercise, creative arts, culture and religion. There may be local initiatives which are specifically for people with dementia, these may include; Clubs, memory cafes/clubs, peer support groups, day hospital/day treatment centres

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Resources

  • 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.
  • Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesActive 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ConnectApril 26 2018Dementia Connect is Alzheimer's Society's comprehensive services directory for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • Library Carers Card & Library at Home ServiceSeptember 25 2019If you are a carer for someone who loves to read but is unable to visit the library due to ill health or disability, you can apply for a carers card to enable you to borrow a total of 50 items for yourself and the ...
  • Social Support for People with Memory Problems Living in TorfaenDecember 10 2019Torfaen Memory Service have compiled a list of social support available for people with memory problems who live in Torfaen. These include day centres, groups, keeping you company at home, helping you get out, 1 to 1 befriending, and direct payments scheme.
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Groups

  • Widdershins Lunch ClubWiddershins Lunch Club is one of six community hubs in Torfaen run as part of Age Connects Torfaen's Friends For Life befriending project.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Torfaen social group for younger people living with dementiaTorfaen social group gives younger people living with dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities.The Little Crown Inn, Elled Road, Wainfelin, Pontypool, NP4 6DR01495 768744
  • Pontnewynydd Lunch ClubPontnewynydd Lunch Club is one of six community hubs in Torfaen run as part of Age Connects Torfaen's Friends For Life befriending project.Pontnewynydd Community Centre, Zion Hill, Pontnewynydd, Torfaen, NP4 6SA01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org.uk
  • Torfaen men’s clubAge Connects Torfaen run a dedicated men only group who meet the second Wednesday of the month. The group meet for a home cooked meal and then take part in a range of activities.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Extend ExerciseExtend Exercise provides gentle exercise to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability. The aim of the class is to promote health increase mobility and independence improve strength co-ordination and balance and to counteract loneliness and isolation.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Croesyceiliog Lunch ClubCroesyceiliog Lunch Club is one of six community hubs in Torfaen run as part of Age Connects Torfaen's Friends For Life befriending project.St Mary's Church, Bryn Eglwys Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, NP44 2LF01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Torfaen Nordic walking groupNordic Walking is an enhanced walking experience that uses poles to work your upper body as well as your legs. Our qualified instructor carefully plans the route taking in the beautiful scenery that Torfaen has to offer.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Torfaen friendship groupTorfaen friendship group offers people the opportunity to meet up with friends or meet new people with an morning of chat refreshments and activities.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 774455https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • SewingAge Connects Torfaen run a weekly sewing class suitable for all abilities.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • New Inn Lunch ClubNew Inn Lunch Club is one of six community hubs in Torfaen run as part of Age Connects Torfaen's Friends For Life befriending project.The Hwy New Inn, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 0PH01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Abersychan Lunch ClubAbersychan Lunch Club is one of six community hubs in Torfaen run as part of Age Connects Torfaen's Friends For Life befriending project.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • Torfaen art groupAlzheimer's Society in Torfaen run a weekly art group for people living with dementia.Llantarnum Grange, St. Davids Road, Cwmbran, NP44 1PD01495 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
  • Arts and crafts groupAge Connects Torfaen run a weekly arts and crafts class suitable for people of all abilities.Age Connects Torfaen, Widdershins Centre, East Avenue, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5AB01495 769264https://www.ageconnectstorfaen.org/
  • 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 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • Art Group Torfaen Younger PeopleThis is for People with Dementia diagnosed under 65 and their Carers, family and Friends Residents of Torfaen Available weekly on Thursdays 10 am till 12 pm Our skill or interest based activity group can give you the opportunity to take part in a fun, ...Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran, UK01495 768744
  • 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/
  • Activity GroupThis group is for people with Dementia, carers, family and friends. It is run by Karina and also Volunteers and Facilitators. It  is held Every Thursday at 10:00 am until 12:45 pm It will be held at; Llanyrafon Methodist Church NP44 8RA  07484088981
  • “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
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