Dementia Voice PL12 is a group of people from all different walks of life; some living with Dementia, some carers, all of whom have been affected by this disease in one way or another.
Our aim is to see the PL12 area become a place that is Dementia friendly and that promotes that living well with this disease is possible.
Why is it important?
About two in 100 people aged between 65 to 69 have dementia, and this figure rises to one in five for those aged between 85 to 89.
We want people affected by dementia to be at the heart of everything we do and this is key to our strategy.
How we can help
We run free groups where anyone affected by dementia is welcome to come and find friendly support, information and advice.
We run a Dementia Drop In Cafe every Tuesday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at the Community Hub at 4 Fore Street. Anyone who is living with dementia or has been affected by dementia is welcome to come along and chat to our volunteers. It is a chance to meet with friendly people, get information and advice, and to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and delicious cake which is kindly donated by St Anne’s Care Home.
We also run a Veterans Group every other Saturday from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the SHADO Centre, Callington Road. Anyone who has served in our Armed Forces, including National Service, and the Merchant Navy, and been affected by dementia is welcome to come along for a chat and to reminisce regarding their time in the Services over a complimentary cup of tea and a snack. Our thanks go to Greenwich Hospital in London who so generously provide funding for this group.
We also offer a programme of short walks twice a month. Organised in collaboration with Walking for Health, these group walks will usually be between 30 and 90 minutes long, and finish with a stop for refreshments. The Group meets at Saltash Leisure Centre at 10.00 am on the first and third Wednesday of the months. They are collected by the Hopper Bus and taken to the walk starting point, a small donation is asked for to cover the cost of transport.
‘Do you mind if I sing?’ takes place at Saltash Wesley Church on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. If you enjoy singing and music and are affected by dementia then you are welcome to join us for a fun morning of singing. Our thanks go to the Cornwall Community Foundation who have provided funding for the first year of this activity.
To ensure people affected by dementia are enabled and supported to take an active role in all aspects of the Society’s work.
To enable people affected by dementia to influence the decision making at board and senior levels.
To ensure people affected by dementia are routinely involved as co-producers of our services and resources.
To actively facilitate the involvement of people affected by dementia from groups and communities less often seen or heard.
We work with many local organisations to ensure our service users receive the best possible support and find activities that suit them.
Some of these organisations are listed below:
- Saltash Live at Home Scheme
- The Alzheimer’s Society
- St Anne’s Care Home
- Greenwich Place
- Kernow Carers
- Royal British Legion
and many others.
How you can help
If you would like to help support what we do then please get in touch. There are many volunteering opportunities to assist by helping with the Cafe, arranging events, fundraising, publicity, etc. We are keen to attract volunteers to join us on our group walking group, to help with both planning routes and assisting on walks.
SPONSOR OR DONATE
CEPL12 Dementia Voice
works within your community to help raise awareness of Dementia.
Any businesses or individuals willing sponsor any of our dementia projects or to make a donation any contribution is much appreciated.
You can help support us by becoming a sponsor.
Business, organisation or community group in the PL12 area can help you support people living with dementia.
We currently have two volunteer Dementia Champions, trained by the Alzheimer’s Society, who can offer free dementia awareness sessions for your staff/volunteers. We are also happy for individuals to contact us if they wish to learn more about dementia.
DEMENTIA FRIENDS CHAMPIONS
Dementia Friends Champion is volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
We currently have only two volunteer Dementia Champions, trained by the Alzheimer’s Society. They offer free dementia awareness sessions for your staff/volunteers.
Spread the Word
If you know of anyone affected by dementia locally – whether they are relatives, friends or neighbours, please let them know about our groups and services and the support we can offer.
If you would like to help the work of Dementia Voice PL12 there are a number of ways to get involved. If you are interested in any of the following please contact us by calling 01752 848348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.