Taking Care

A Video Library for Carers.

Hear from Professionals and Carers in their insights and thoughts. Look at Practical Matters.

Keeping your own life in Balance. 

Carers UK

Keeping Active and Well 

With suggestions of how to do so whilst staying at Home. 

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What is a Memory Box?

How to make one

A memory box is a time capsule that connects an individual or group of people with the past through the items that the box contains.

A memory box is different to a memory book.

There are many reasons why you may want to make up a memory box, maybe to help preserve your own families memories, to educate children or maybe, as we are going to do today, for somebody with dementia to help stimulate their memory

Vale of Glamorgan page for Carers who are unpaid and care for a relative or friend in the Vale of Glamorgan. Here you can access


Training & Support.  Benefits.  Leaflets





Do you look after someone?
Directory of support, advice and information for carers in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff

Alzhiemer's Society Key Publications and Fact sheets about Dementia. And accessible Resources available here.


                    Barry Town Council

Is committed to improving its services for those living with Dementia and began our journey in February of this year with all staff undertaking Dementia Awareness Training after our Community Development Officer met with Elin Jones of Ty Hapus to discuss Dementia Friendly Project in the area.

Moving forward, Barry Town Council are keen to continue supporting Dementia Friendly Initiatives and are hoping to work with the Shop Local Barry Group to introduce even more Dementia Friendly Initiatives.

Below are contact details for Dementia Friendly Barry Steering Group.  Please contact direct for more. Or you would like to join Barry Dementia Friendly community steering group.

 Barry Town Dementia Friendly Steering Group

Chairman: Jane Weldon

Volunteer  Dementia Champion Alzheimer's Society 

Email:  dementiafriendlybarry@outlook.com

Feel Good-Join In

Sporting Memories Foundation. Tackling Dementia, Depression & Loneliness through the Power of Sport. 

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Golden Oldies

NOW every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 11am, from June 30th you can enjoy a Goldies session in your home led by Rachel on Tuesdays and Cheryl on Thursdays.


'What's Occurin' in Barry? Visit  Barrybados.com 

Twitter  #Barrybados for News, Events, Pics and Gifts about Barry.

Shop number is 01446 732517 

Distancing with Dementia

Practical ideas for Living with Dementia through the Lock down. 

Find and Submit Ideas. Join our Blog.  Helping you feel connected and Active without leaving your home

Coronavirus (COVID-190 AND SCAMS

Be aware of people offering or selling 

Coronavirus testing kits. These are only offered to the NHS

Vaccines or miracle cures. There is none so far.

overpriced or Fake Goods goods to protect yourself from Coronavirus.

Shopping or Medication services. 

Offers to clean your home of Coronavirus

If you are unsure check with Family or Friends before accepting offers of Help.

Carers Support and Information

If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to long term illness, age, disability or substance misuse you are a carer. By a carer, we do not mean an agency worker, paid or volunteer carer. Caring can be rewarding but it can also affect your homelike, work life, free time and your relationship with the person you care for. You don’t have to live in the same house as that person to be their carer. Carers are not paid a wage to provide support and are sometimes referred to as unpaid/family/informal carers. 





Are You a Young Carer? Get information and support here

A Young carer is defined as someone under 18 who provides care on an unpaid basis for another person. The person they look after may be a parent, brother or sister, a grandparent or another relative.

cavamh - Supporting voluntary sector, service user and carer involvement in the development of mental health services across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan through:

Mental Health Forum - The voice of the voluntary sector

Sefyll - Involvement in adult mental health services

Nexus - Involvement in older people's mental health services

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