All Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions have been cancelled for the forseeable future. We are all committed to supporting Carers & People living with dementia at this challenging time. 

Email us at dementiafriendlybarry@outlook.com

'Helping to create a dementia friendly Barry'

Visit our COVID-19-Dementia-Barry

for information and updates from

Local Dementia Friendly Businesses 

And GP Surgeries. 

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

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

HELP The NHS By Downloading

the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App

You don't need to have symptoms to take part. 

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: alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19.

Age UK have produced guidance on how to stay well and safe at home over the coming weeks that includes guidance on how to look after both your physical and mental well-being. The guidance can be seen at -

 

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/staying-safe-and-well-at-home/

.#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
➡️Libraries
➡️Greenlinks Community Transport

 

V.O.G.C. HOME PAGE INDEX

And   links to businesses and services below

V.O.G.C. COVID-19 

  • Age Cymru have set up a ‘check-in-and-chat’ telephone service for the over 70s in Wales who live alone from Monday 23 March 2020.  It is hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. Anyone over 70 in Wales can register with Age Cymru, free of charge, to receive a regular telephone call from the charity in either English or Welsh.

  •  

  • All you have to do call the Age Cymru Advice Number on 08000 223 444

  • or email enquiries@agecymru.org.uk.

Carers UK 
Your Caring Magazine
Follow link here to Read online

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

Coronavirus

COVID-19

Dementia Talking Point. 

 

 

Carers Wales

Updates and Info : COVID-19

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.

carersuk.org/forum

.

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

Website: https://www.ctsew.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-statement

Please be aware that as of Monday 16th March Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale drop-in services will be temporarily closed. Advice will still be available via telephone, email and webchat services. For more information please contact them on 0300 3302 119 or via their webchat service available on

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales/about-us/contact-us/contact-us/web-chat-service/

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.

Dementia Champions will be looking to do Dementia Friends sessions in the near future.

For information on on how we can support you to become a Dementia Friendly  Organisation or Business.

 

 

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