dementia friendly communities

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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

Read about our progress to date

including our End of Project Report here


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:



  January 2015 newsletter…


October 2014 newsletter…


  May 2014 newsletter…