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This is a new Hampshire-wide  project which has been commissioned by Hampshire County Council. We have local area co-ordinators working in the following areas:

  • New Forest
  • Fareham and Gosport
  • Havant and East Hants
  • Test Valley and Eastleigh
  • Winchester
  • Basingstoke, Deane and Alton
  • Hart Rushmoor

 

 

 

what is a dementia friendly community?

 

a community where people with dementia:

  • can live as independently as possible
  • can still be part of their community
  • are met with understanding and given support when they need it


what is the project hoping  to achieve?

 

  • groups of empowered people with dementia and their carers
  • an engaged and enthusiastic community, supportive of people with dementia


some of the things the project will be doing:

 

  • setting up a Dementia Action Alliance for Hampshire 
  • piloting Dementia Friendly High Streets:
        • first pilots in Fareham, Lyndhurst and Fleet are now launched.
        • Romsey will be launched on May 1st
  • establishing a network of  Dementia Ambassadors
  • building dementia awareness in the community
  • helping to establish support groups where there is a need


how can you help?

 

  • become a volunteer
  • attend one of our information sessions
  • tell us about your experiences
  • give us your views – complete our questionnaire
  • become a Dementia Ambassador
  • join the Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance

 

 

Please contact us if you would like more information: dfc@andovermind.org.uk

 

  

Meet the team in our April newsletter

 

 

Read about the launch of the HDAA in our October newsletter

 

 

 

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