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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Dementia .....Resources and Activities In Cardiff

Searching through Emails the other day I came upon a list of Resources I had collected whilst working in a Care Home for a booklet that never transpired ...such a waste! Waste no more ! Please use and/or distribute to whoever may be seeking assistance, support and care .......This list is not exhaustive - please feel free to contact me  xxxxx



Adult Care Services

Carers Allowance

Young Carers

PIP (Personal Independence Payment)

Alzheimer's Society Website

Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales.

Independent  Advocacy

Power Of Attorney

Living Will

Do Not Resusitate Order -DNR

Keep Safe Cymru Card

This is Me (pdf )

The Daily Sparkle

Dementia Workshop

Playlist For Life

Dementia Friends


Care Council For Wales

Vision2Learn - Free Dementia Care Level 2 Course

Future Learn-Free Understanding Dementia Courses

Carers Trust - Free Online Training For Carers

Dementia Free E-Learning Course (2009)

Dementia Roadmap Wales

Dementia UK

Dementia Research Iinstitute

Carers Groups

Alzheimer's Society Carers' Support Groups

Younger People with Dementia – this group is specifically for carers who are currently caring for someone with dementia under the age of 65.
Current Carers Group – for people who are currently in a caring role.
Sons & Daughters - group especially for children/grandchildren.
Afternoon Tea – for all carers to have a chat over a cup of tea.

All the groups are held monthly and provide an opportunity for carers to talk freely within a confidential setting. Staff members are present at each group and are available to carers to talk on an individual basis

Contact person for all groups: Kim Pena, Support Services Manager  Telephone: 029 2043 4960

Cardiff Community Health Council Carers' Meeting

Any carer of a person who is receiving care from the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust in a Cardiff hospital are invited to attend Community Health Council (CHC) meetings held at Turnbull Day Hospital (St. David’s Hospital). These meetings are held approximately every three months for carers to meet the local CHC (see entry for Community Health Council).

To find out more about these meetings please contact the CHC on 02920377407

Solace Carer Support Groups

Solace offers a range of carer support groups covering Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Carers Group - Husbands and Wives caring at home

Carers Group – Wives caring at home (at Iorwerth Jones Centre)

Carers Group - Husbands caring at home

Carers Group – Sons and Daughters

Carers Group – Husbands only

Carers Group for those with depression

For more information on these groups please contact the Solace office on 029 2052 9848 or 029 2052 9382.

Morfa Day Hospital (Barry Hospital) Carers' Support Group

Morfa Day Hospital is situated at Barry Hospital. Staff organise a monthly 'Open Carers' Group' for carers of older people with mental health needs who receive day care or respite care from Barry Hospital or the British Red Cross in Barry. They meet on the last Friday afternoon of every month at 2pm. However, carers who are not yet receiving services are welcome to attend. A sitting service and transport can be made available.

For more information contact: Day Hospital Manager on 01446 704158

Support Group ( under 65 years old )

This peer support group gives people the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.

Contact Information:

Telephone 02920 434965 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.)


Activity/ Social Groups

Activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

* New Dementia Café at Canton Library - details here *

Café Of Memories

A new service providing information and support for people with dementia and their carers within Cardiff’s black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in Butetown.

The Café of Memories, run by the charity Alzheimer's Society is held on the third Thursday of each month, 2.00 - 4.00pm, in Butetown History & Arts Centre at 4 Dock Chambers, Bute Street, Butetown.

 It is free to attend and open to anyone affected by memory problems, either personally, as a carer, a family member or friend. The Café is also be open to health and social care professionals who may want to pick up information on dementia.

Contact Information:

If you would like more information on the café please contact the Cardiff and The Vale Alzheimer’s Society Helpline on 02920 434960

Cardiff Library Dementia Café

The Dementia Café at Cardiff Central Library is a safe space for those living with dementia, their friends, family, carers and medical and service professionals. The café offers free hot drinks and snacks as well as information signposting. It is the perfect environment to meet new people. The café was formulated with input from service users and the services continues to include this input into what they want from THEIR café!    

 Tel:029 2078 0968   Email:

The Film Buffs

Contact Information:

Tygwyn Road, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5DA 

Telephone 02920 434972 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.)

Forget Me Not Chorus

The Forget-me-Not Chorus is a Cardiff based charity that supports people with dementia and their families through weekly singing and creative workshops.

With two choirs, in Cardiff and Newport, each week the choirs meet to sing, rehearse and have fun under the baton of music director, Kate Woolveridge. The charity was formed in January 2012 by founders Kate Woolveridge and Sarah Teagle, who had both been working with the group since 2010 under the umbrella of Welsh National Opera and Cardiff & Vale Alzheimer’s Society.

Each weekly rehearsal lasts 2 hours and is singing led with other creative arts activities such a concerts, dance and writing. The Forget-me-Not Chorus work on projects throughout the year, each designed to take the participants on a journey together with the person they love, showing that a good quality of life can be achieved together, despite dementia, and then through an ‘end of project’ performance sharing this with their wider friends and family. To view galleries and videos of our work in action click here.

The Forget-me-Not Chorus aims to empower both people with dementia and their families to use their voice in song to express themselves and to use the power of music to provide an escape from the everyday caring routine - providing a sense of normality, giving families a positive experience of being together.

Cardiff rehearsals take place at: Bethany Baptist Church, Heol Uchaf, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6SS

Newport rehearsals take place at: Lysaght Insitute, Newport NP19 0RA

Contact Information: ​
​Tel:    02922 362064 Mobile: 07914 855302

Postal Address: 5 Lewis Road, Llandough, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2LW

Dementia Events

Belonging (Chapter Arts ) ....Highly recommended!

Chapter: Dementia Friendly Screenings

Cardiff Animation Festival: Dementia Friendly Animation Workshop (Chapter)

David Baddiel Is Bringing His Family To Cardiff !! (St Davids Hall)

Dementia, what we all should know (The Red House Cymru)

Bereaved by Dementia - Service Launch (Y Neuadd ,Y Senedd )

Yoga Workshop Supporting Alzheimers Society Cymru (The Tramshed)

Supporting People With Dementia And Sight Loss

Memory Walk 2018

Dementia Action Week 2018.

Dormy Care - Abergavenny

         Wishing you Love. Laughter and Kindness...........

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