Swansea Dementia Hwb opening Saturday 29-01-2022
On Saturday 29th January a unique pop-up information centre is being launched by a group of volunteers in The Quadrant in Swansea. It is a 5 week trial led by voluntary group Dementia Friendly Swansea in co-production with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, Age Cymru West Glamorgan and other local organisations.
Open 7 Days A Week
The Dementia Hwb is located in the shopping centre near the Bus Station between Superdrug and Trespass retail units. It intends to be open 7 days a week 11:00-15:00 and staffed by a mix of volunteers from Dementia Friendly Swansea made up of former carers and well-informed individuals and professionals from local organisations who support those living with dementia and their loved ones.
“Life With Dementia Doesn’t Need To Be A Struggle”
Former carer and founder of Dementia Friendly Swansea, Hannah Davies said, “Having a loved one diagnosed with a type of dementia is world-rocking, but having the right support at the right time can make it all so much better. Looking after Mum it felt like we lurched from one crisis to another for 10 years but seeing all this information and all the support that is available to help everyone involved means life with dementia doesn’t need to be a constant struggle. I hope people will drop in to see us at the Dementia Hwb and find out what could help them and their loved ones, with information available for every stage of the Dementia journey.”
Help & Information
The pop-up has lots of information posted up on the walls so people can walk in to read what they want plus there will be volunteers on hand to signpost where to get further information. There will also be drop-in sessions to see experts able to provide more detailed information about their area of knowledge, such as Occupational Therapists, Carers Support, Advocacy, Supporting a loved one living in a Care Home, etc.
About Dementia & Dementia Friendly Swansea
Dementia Friendly Swansea was founded in July 2013 and has held monthly forum meetings ever since, seeking to improve communication between all organisations supporting those living with dementia across Swansea. In May 2015 we held a celebratory Gala Concert in the Brangwyn Hall as Swansea became the first Welsh city to be recognised by Alzheimer’s Society to be working to become Dementia Friendly.
The Quadrant shopping centre security, cleaning and management staff have all recently completed Dementia Friendly information sessions run by Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.
50,000 people across Wales are currently living with a form of dementia – Alzheimer’s Society Cymru
Get More Details
Dementia Friendly Swansea: www.DementiaFriendlySwansea.org
Hannah Davies – 07815 783682