Dementia Friendly Southampton
We are delighted to let you know that Southampton Voluntary Services is now delivering Dementia Friendly Southampton, commissioned by Southampton CCG and Southampton City Council.
Building on the fantastic work of the Alzheimer’s Society, we are looking forward to working with people living with dementia, our SO:Linked dementia navigators, local dementia friendly communities, the dementia festival steering group, the Dementia Friendly Southampton steering group and many other local people, organisations and businesses to support Southampton to become a dementia friendly city in every way.
We’ll soon be getting in touch with everyone who has been involved with this journey before. If you’re interested in being part of this or finding out more, either as an individual or as an organisation, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Julie Marron, SO:Linked Development Worker
Project Coordinator for Dementia Friendly Southampton email@example.com
News & Information
Preparing to visit a loved one in a care home
Visits to care homes have been restricted or not possible since the start of the pandemic, but now, care homes in England are opening up again for indoor visits, with similar guidance in Wales, too. We understand this may be daunting, and you may have questions about the safety and emotional aspects of a visit.
There are some things you can do to prepare when planning a visit, from reading up on the latest guidance, to considering what to wear or potential conversation topics, and our advice should help you do so.
#DAW2021: How will you take action?
Dementia Action Week is just around the corner – with only a couple of months to go! This year it will take place 17 – 23 May, and there will be lots of ways to get involved. Whether taking action individually, at work or as part of your local community, no action is too small!
"I'm always happy to give my time to people who need it."
Nandini Balakumar is a Dementia Friends Champion with a passion for helping spread knowledge and respect for people in all walks of life. Here, she tells us about why she became a Champion, what respect means to her and why she loves helping others: “I just give some of my time and I can help spread knowledge and raise awareness.”
Join one of our epic treks
Help to bring us one step closer to a world without dementia by taking part in a 13 or 26 mile trek this summer. All our treks are taking place in breathtaking locations across the UK and have social distancing measures in place in line with current government guidelines.