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. Please be a Good Neighbor. Dont Be A Horder! Just buy what you need. Remember Others. 

MORE INFORMATION  on COVID-19 Updates/Changes to Services on our  COVID-19 updates services Page

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'Helping to create a dementia friendly Barry'

Visit our COVID-19 Business-Dementia-Vale page and see some of the Organisations and clubs who's signed up to become Dementia Friendly supporting people living with Dementia & their Carers.

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:

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.


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 -

.#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 

  • 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

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 in BARRY, or find out more about where sessions are being held, please contact us at

Carers UK 
Your Caring Magazine
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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. 



Following government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), Alzheimer's Society has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone Dementia Action Week 2020.

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.

Alzheimer's Society Information for Carers and People living with Dementia during COVID-19 Please visit our website here.

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


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

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

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



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Cosmeston Lakes.

Part of Cosmeston's two lakes within the Country Park.