All 'Face to Face' Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.  Dementia Friendly Barry is committed to supporting Carers & People living with dementia at this challenging time by providing information here  on our website. 

You can still support your community by becoming a Dementia Friend or Dementia Friendly Business online. Its FREE- SIMPLE PROCESS-TAKES 5 MINUTES


want to know more? You can Email us at

Visit our our  Barry updates website page at  COVID-19-Dementia-Barry

for information on services from

Local Dementia Friendly Businesses  And GP Surgeries 


Dementia Friendly Barry supporting people living with Dementia & their Carers.

Providing information for Carers and People Living with Dementia in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Barry has been recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community since December 2015, along with Dinas Powys, Cowbridge and Penarth. We hope to continue to progress our work to make the Vale of Glamorgan as dementia friendly as possible over the coming years, and we hope that you will be able to contribute in any way you can. 

Carers Wales are delighted and excited to announce our dedicated virtual wellbeing day.

We want to invite unpaid carers to join us in a celebration of the Mindful activities that we have had on our Me Time sessions and share that experience with other carers who are in the same position.


We are hosting a full day of activities to support the mindfulness and wellbeing of unpaid carers on Friday 26th March 2021. Each session is individual, and you can join as many or as few as you like. You do not have to commit to the whole day.

The day will look like this:

• 10.00 -11.20 – Mixed Craft session

• 11.30 -12.50 - Craft for Wellbeing

• 13.00 -14.20 - Sensory Enrichment through Nature

• 14.30 - 15.50 - Flower Workshop

• 16.00 -17.20 - Meat cooking Demonstration

• 17.30 – 18.50 – Nature in a Box

• 19.00 – 20.20 - Craft for Wellbeing


Me Time' is a chance for unpaid carers to do something for their own enjoyment. These online sessions, funded by the Welsh Government, are a place where carers can get involved in a range of activities and explore new opportunities that they may not be able to do normally. We will be doing all sorts of things ranging from group viewings of the great wonders of the world, to arts, music, physical exercise, relaxation and mindfulness and so much more.

Here is the link:

Ingrid Patterson

Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator (Cardiff and Vale)


Remember, Alzheimer’s Society will continue to be here for anyone affected by dementia. During the COVID-19 outbreak our Dementia Connect support line will remain open every day.

If you or anyone you know needs advice or support, please call us on 0333 150 3456.


You can also find information, advice and resources on supporting people living with dementia on Alzheimer’s Society’s Covid-19 web page:

Age UK  The UK's leading charity supporting elderly people.

Visit their website at

for lots of information on services & support. 

.#Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keep up to date with the latest Vale of Glamorgan Council service information on our website.

Latest updates include:
➡️Waste and Recycling Services
➡️Greenlinks Community Transport



And   links to businesses and services below

V.O.G.C. COVID-19 

Let's Have a Sing-Along with Lorraine


Protecting you and your Loved Ones.

You can download the App on either

an Apple or Android Smart Phone

click here for the link



A Forum for Carers to talk to other Carers about caring for someone living with dementia during this time of COVID-19



Dementia Talking Point. 



Carers Wales

Updates and Information

You can find lots of information and support for Carers on their website here.

Need to talk to people who understand?

Join our online support community.


Carers info here

Links to Benefits. Training & Support. Leaflets. & Caring Times Magazine.

Information for carers who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Carers Trust S.E.Wales amazing Team are ready and waiting for your call to offer support.

Tel: Mainline 01495 769996


Bridgend Carers Wellbeing

Tel: 01656 336969

Cardiff & Vale Carers Gateway

Tel:02921 921024


Gwent Carers Hub Tel: 01495 367564


Citizens Advice Offices in The Vale

Please click on the link below to see further information on how you can access support from your local

Citizens Advice office. 

Dementia Friends  An important aspect of creating dementia friendly communities is to ensure that people are aware of dementia and understand how it can affect people’s lives. Dementia Friends information sessions aims to create better understanding and awareness of dementia. By raising awareness, we also hope to inspire people to act to support people affected by dementia in our local communities.

Cosmeston Woods
Cosmeston Woods

A view of tall trees through a walk in Cosmeston Woods

Waverley paddle steamer summer 2013
Waverley paddle steamer summer 2013

Waverley paddle steamer coming in by Penarth Pier

Barry Island
Barry Island

Area of the beach on Barry Island. Amusement in background