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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


    new guide for Hampshire villages

    The guide contains useful information on becoming dementia friendly and suggestions on how to get started. It has been produced with funding from Test Valley Borough Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Winchester City Council and New Forest District Council. If you would like a copy, please contact marie.ponting@andovermind.org.uk

read about our progress to date

including our End of Project Report here


  January 2015 newsletter…



October 2014 newsletter…


  May 2014 newsletter…