Dementia Friendly

Making as many positive memories as possible

Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance

The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance formed in 2014 with the aim of becoming the first Town in Suffolk to be recognised as working towards a Dementia Friendly Community. This was formally acknowledged by the Alzheimer’s Society in February 2015.

Our action plan was created out of research with people living with or caring for someone living with dementia with an aim to understanding how the community can support others to live well with dementia in Hadleigh.

Our community research tells us that there are 173 people registered with dementia in Hadleigh and with greater understanding and support as a community we aim to help others to live well with dementia.

Join the Alliance now, everyone has something to offer.

Call: 01473 823470 Email: hadleighdementiafriends@ssleisure.co.uk

See the Alliance website.

Together Tuesdays

Tuesday 14:00-16:00
Hadleigh Pool and Leisure

People living with Dementia and their carers know the things they are finding difficult.

At Together Tuesday we try and focus on the positives. Offering people opportunities to take part in various activities, go on organised trips and receive support and advice. We welcome anyone who wishes to attend regardless of age or ability.

Carers say “We gain so much from meeting others who face similar challenges to us. Jill and the Volunteers offer opportunities for us to spend time together doing positive things.”

At Together Tuesday we attempt to help make as many memories as we can positive…to find that person who is still there.

Wellbeing Wednesdays

A group supporting carers to live well in Hadleigh

Wednesdays 10:30-12:30
Hadleigh Pool and Leisure

The group has been formed in response to an identified need for Carers to have respite from the task of caring. The aim is to allow carers to have space and possibly take part in the community activities available at the Centre, therefore maintaining the best possible mental and physical health.

The sessions are relaxed, offering opportunities to chat, read the paper or do a jig saw and those attending would be supported for the duration by Jill Mason. Jill is well known for her support of the people of Hadleigh and is able to call upon a group of very capable volunteers who together will allow the unpaid carer to take time out from the task of caring.

Carers are also able to access activities such as casual swimming, table tennis, use of the gym and exercise classes which members or non-members may attend.

Those wishing to enjoy a break and some free time may like to use this opportunity to go out to the shops, attend appointments or simply have a rest once agreed between both parties.

The group offers two hours during which carers and the cared for are safe, supported and able to meet and socialise with others.

Cost:
See our pay per visit prices.