Alzheimer’s Society

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Dementia advisers support 75 people every month

A dedicated team of dementia advisers are supporting 75 people with the condition every month to live as independently as their health allows. The role of the specialist advisers is summed up in their name – Dementia Navigators. They work with individuals, their carers and families to navigate the system and get help or access … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fostering event in Surrey; Workshop to divert youngsters from crime; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fostering event in Surrey Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at an event being held this month by Surrey County Council. The open evening at Cranleigh Library will be opened by Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny. It will see people who foster, children they look after and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire station opening doors to public; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday. Staines Fire station in Town Lane will throw open its doors to the public from 12pm to 3pm. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their … Continue reading

ROUND UP: New fire station opening doors to public; Summer holiday outdoor activities offered; Dementia carers’ coffee morning

New fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show to the public at a new fire station on Monday. Woking Fire station, which has relocated to Goldsworth Road, will throw open its doors for the first time from 4pm to 6pm. Those attending will get … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Summer Reading Challenge; Fire station open day; Dementia carers coffee morning

Join Surrey’s Summer Reading Challenge Surrey’s young book lovers, who have fuelled a borrowing boom in the last decade, are being encouraged to take on a Roald Dahl reading challenge this summer. To mark 100 years since the birth of the famous storyteller, Surrey County Council’s libraries want children aged four to 11 to read six … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Minister opens new dementia centre; Stay safe online; New Deputy Lieutenants appointed

Minister opens new dementia centre Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove cut the ribbon at a new centre in Surrey to help people with dementia. Surrey Heath’s MP opened the Windle Valley Day Centre in Bagshot, which will provide support and advice for those with the condition and carers. It is the ninth centre … Continue reading

£50,000 fund for communities to help people with dementia

As Dementia Awareness Week launched, a £50,000 fund was unveiled for communities in Surrey to make life better for thousands of people with the condition. The pot of cash will allow groups to put in bids for projects that help people with dementia remain active and independent in their local areas. It has been created … Continue reading

Doors open at first centre in new dementia advice network

The first of a new network of advice and information centres for people with dementia in Surrey has opened its doors. It was launched at Manor Farm Centre in Egham for Older People* to mark Dementia Awareness Week and is the first of 11 wellbeing centres planned over the next four years to provide information … Continue reading

Dad’s Army, Vera Lynn, Pears soap and Bisto help tackle dementia

Reruns of Dad’s Army, Vera Lynn songs, Pears soap and old-style Bisto posters could be the secret to tackling dementia. With National Dementia Awareness Week* starting yesterday (20 May), they feature among top tips on decorating family homes in a way that reassures loved ones by helping them connect with the past. Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Dementia centre opens as part of new Surrey day care plans

A new day care centre has been launched as part of plans to help people with dementia live longer in their own homes. Surrey County Council, Runnymede Borough Council and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces to open The Orchard to support up to 20 people with the illness a day. It comes after the council … Continue reading

Surrey scoops national award

Surrey County Council has scooped a national award for the quality of its approach to commissioning services from other organisations. Its adult social care team won the best commissioner category in Laing and Buisson’s annual independent specialist care awards*. The awards, presented by broadcaster Ruby Wax, showcase the best care services for adults with learning … Continue reading


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