Dementia Friendly Barry
from March til October 2019
We have achieved the following:
Dementia Friendly Barry have arranged and run 21 dementia awareness /friends sessions in Barry.
203 people have become dementia friends in Barry
This includes Funeral Directors, Solicitors, Young people, Parents etc.
Interested in holding a Free 1 Hour Dementia Awareness/Friends session with a Trained Dementia champion at your group or place of work?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Helping to create a dementia friendly Barry'
Visit our Dementia Friendly Business page and see some of the Organisations and clubs who's signed up.
Carers Wales: Track the Act Survey.
Carers Wales are asking Carers for Feedback on whether Carers are receiving the support they are entitled too under the Health & Well-being Act. It's only with feedback from Carers Carers Wales can see if Carers are not receiving support they are entitled too.
You can find lots of information and support for Carers on their website here. You can also request paper copies of the Survey.
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.
Dementia Friendly Communities is a program led by the Alzheimer’s Society that aims to create communities across the UK that are inclusive and supportive of people affected by Dementia.
The Vale of Glamorgan is in the process of working towards becoming Dementia Friendly. Our aim is to work with local partners and community members across the county to create communities where people affected by Dementia are supported to continue to live well.
Barry has been recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community since December 2015, with Dinas Powys, Cowbridge and Penarth all progressing work to becoming dementia friendly more recently. 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.
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. If you’d like to arrange an information session, or find out more about where sessions are being held, please contact us.