Charities & Volunteer Led Services

Swansea is lucky that it's home to a number of Dementia charities as well as volunteer led services. They offer support to carers and people with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Advice and support is available in Wales through their innovative Dementia Connect scheme.

Swansea Council for Volunteer Lead Services – SCVS

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service is the umbrella organisation for voluntary activity throughout the City & County of Swansea, supporting, developing and representing voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities in the County.

Swansea Carers Centre

Swansea Carers Centre is a specialist voluntary organisation providing support to carers and former carers across the City & County of Swansea. They support people who care for those with an illness or disability including learning disability, mental health problems, physical disability, dementia and other long term limiting illnesses.

Age Cymru Swansea Bay

Age Cymru Swansea Bay is a vibrant, independent, local charity. They have been working across Swansea for over 40 years, helping older people to maintain their independence and age well. In April 2017, they expanded their services to cover Neath Port Talbot and are now supporting adults of all ages who live in the region to live and age well.

Musical Memories Choir

The Musical Memories Choir is for people effected by Dementia in any way. It’s a great place to socialise and connect with others over singing and a tasty lunch. There are meetings every Tuesday and Friday.

Forget Me Not

The Forget Me Not Dementia Day Clubs were set up in Swansea in October 2010 to help people living with all types of dementia and their careers. They aim to hold day clubs for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a social environment in a local base: to give the person with dementia and their carer an opportunity for friendship, continued access to social life and to have enjoyment in life. The Clubs are run by volunteers, and this will hopefully integrate people with dementia and their carers into the local community.

Stroke Association

Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will begin working with you after a stroke. We will continue to provide the support you need, both at home and in the wider community.


Shine is a national charity supporting those affected by Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus which has a triad of symptoms including dementia, difficulties with walking and urinary incontinence. It is a condition that is often missed or mis-diagnosed. To find out more about this condition and to be put in touch with your local Support & Development Worker visit the website.

Care and Repair Western Bay

Care and Repair Western Bay is a charity supporting and assisting older, disabled and vulnerable people in the City and County of Swansea and the County and Borough of Neath Port Talbot. Our aim is to help people remain independent and live in comfort, safety and security in their own homes.

We provide a range of services: Benefit advice, Handyperson service, Advice, support and assistance to homeowners in carrying out repairs, improvements and adaptations, Healthy Home Check, Energy efficiency advice, signposting to other organisations and services. Comprehensive contractors list for works we are unable to carry out. Applying for grants and benevolent funding to help pay for works needed. Contact 0300 111 3333 or visit /

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Swansea’s first Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising group launched in 2016 and is welcoming new members from across the region. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, powering world-class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and much-needed treatments for the condition. There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, including over 43,000 in Wales alone.

The group will be holding a social meeting once a month and everyone is welcome. They are also searching for possible meeting venues and are keen to collaborate with local businesses.

Walsingham Support Community Solutions

Forge Fach Community Hub in Clydach, Nr Swansea, is a new model for social enterprise and disability inclusion, around and with the local community. Their vision is to create a fully inclusive environment that embraces the needs of the community regardless of age, gender or ability. It aims to be a place at the heart of the community that promotes equal opportunities, provides integration and breaks down barriers.

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