What we do

Below is a brief overview, with specific examples, of some of the activities we undertake with the aim of making Brecon a Dementia Friendly town.

  • We link with local organisations and agencies, shops and businesses, offering advice and support on how to become dementia friendly. Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is aiming to become the first Dementia Friendly National Park in the UK.

 

 

 

  • We provide information on how to make your physical environment more dementia friendly. 

 

  • We fundraise and set up new initiatives, either working in collaboration with others or independently. Currently, we hold regular Memories and Music sessions hosted at Bronllys day hospital. In April we held a training day for artists in collaboration with a locally-based arts organisation, Art Alive. We are currently supporting Arts Alive in setting up an intergenerational arts project at Brookside Residential and Nursing Home.  We are also involved in establishing an intergenerational project with Trenewydd Residential Home and Llanfaes County Primary School.

 

  • We work with organisations and agencies providing services and support for people with dementia and their carers, so we can highlight what is currently available and also identify gaps. We are working with the Altzheimer's Society in coordinating and running Tea, Chat and Activities at Ty Croeso in Brecon and will be setting up a music project within the community later in the year. For full details click here to see our Events page.

 

  • We are seeking new ways of strengthening the voice of people with dementia and their carers, and supporting them to ensure their voice is heard and their needs are met. We have a survey on our website where you can give us your views. If you prefer you can download a Word questionnaire to let us have your views - click here if you are caring for someone with dementia, or click here if you are living with dementia. 

 

  • We  share our work with other communities seeking to become dementia-friendly, and network widely to learn from others who are on the same mission. We work closely with the Swansea City Dementia Supportive Community Group and  have links with the HayDay cafe in Cusop, Hay on Wye, which is developing as an excellent model for supporting those with dementia/memory loss living rurally.

 

  •  Through our local AM, MP and councillors, we lobby the Welsh Government to raise the profile of dementia and seek funding support for creating dementia-friendly communities.

 

  • We sit on the Expert Advisory Group for the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Ageing Well in Wales network on Dementia Supportive Communities.

 

 


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