Dementia Friendly Southampton
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Dementia Friendly Southampton grants launched!
As part of Dementia Friendly Southampton, Southampton Voluntary Services will be providing some small grants to help towards making Southampton a great place for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
To mark World Alzheimer’s Day we have launched our Dementia Friendly Southampton Grants. Grants are available for up to £750. The closing date is Thursday 4th November at 10am
IF you have any questions please contact Louise at L.Mackney@southamptonvs.org.uk
New memory cafe in Bitterne Park
Helping your group, organisation or business become dementia friendly
We’d love to help you ensure your activity or business is welcoming and accommodating for people living with dementia and their carers. Sometimes this only takes a few simple adaptions to the environment or awareness raising sessions.
If you’d be interested in having a call with someone who can talk you through the process and help you identify ways you can become more dementia friendly then please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southampton Dem Fest 2021
Thanks to everyone who took part or came along to the Dementia Festival 2021 and to Southampton Dementia Festival Committee for organising!
Linking with dementia friendly activities in Southampton
On 15 July 2021, as part of the dementia festival, SO:Linked hosted a ‘Linking with dementia friendly activities’ session, showcasing some of the activities available for people living with dementia and their carers. You can watch the recording by clicking on the link below.
Here are the organisations who took part you can click on the links to find out more about them in the directory or let them tell you about their activities in the recording below!
- SO:Linked/Southampton Voluntary Services – Dementia Friendly Southampton
- SO:Linked dementia navigators – Alzheimer’s Society 023 8021 6050 email@example.com or refer someone here www.solinked.org.uk
- Carers in Southampton – Carer support (including dementia and mental health)
- Folk Active – Folk active dances and moving in the moment at home
- Portswood Dementia Action Group
- Social Care in Action – SCA transport , Southampton Living Well (day activities), Care services, Options Counselling
- Wessex heritage trust (Memory Box Project)
- Southampton City Council Telecare
These groups all deliver a range of exciting projects and activities: from magazines aimed at people living with dementia, to a listening ear, reminiscence sessions to dance and singing groups, gatherings and afternoon teas, bereavement support, counselling, gadgets to help people keep their independence whilst staying safe, fun and interactive activity sessions for people at day centres, and free, caring transport for medical and vaccine appointments, dementia friends sessions to equip you to understand more about dementia and to support people living with dementia. And loads more…
If you’d like help linking with the right activity for you or someone you care for, contact SO:Linked by email firstname.lastname@example.org or using our online form here Community Navigation – So:Linked (solinked.org.uk)
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.