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Dementia Friendly Crawley

Dementia describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. 

Crawley Dementia Alliance

In Crawley, the Dementia Alliance aim to support and improve the quality of life for people who live in Crawley and who are affected by any form of dementia - whether as a patient or carer.

Members

Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group

Led by local doctors and health professionals and covers Crawley and the surrounding area.

St Catherine’s Hospice

A charity dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers.

Crawley Community & Voluntary Service

Independent voluntary organisation and charity who provides support and service to voluntary organisations in Crawley.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

Fire service carries out free home fire safety checks. Priority is given to older people, those living alone, and those with mobility difficulties, vision or hearing impairments and mental health services users.

Crawley Wellbeing

A free, friendly and impartial service from Crawley Borough Council, the NHS and other partners. They can advise on finding local wellbeing information and services.

Age UK West Sussex

A charity aiming to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Alzheimers Society

A membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.

Carers Support West Sussex

Free, confidential and impartial information and support to carers in West Sussex.

Dementia Ambassador

Our Dementia Ambassador is Councillor Brenda Smith. She was the primary carer for her husband, Alderman Jim Smith, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2009 and passed away in 2016.

Councillor Smith acts as a non-political ambassador to promote dementia services and champion the cause of the dementia-friendly community in Crawley.

Crawley Men’s Shed

Crawley Men’s Shed offers a workspace where men can work on practical projects with others. 

People are welcome from anywhere in the surrounding area. The space is equipped with tools and materials donated by the public or local businesses and is free to attend.

The shed is suitable for people with mild memory issues or early stage dementia as well as carers of people with dementia.

Forget-Me-Not Club

If you are caring for someone with dementia, come along to the Forget-me-not club and meet other primary and secondary carers who know what it's like living with and/or supporting someone with Dementia.