Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation which works to improve the quality of life for people affected by dementia. Their vision is of a radically improved world for people with dementia.
Dementia Adviser Service provides information and signposting at the point of diagnosis. A detailed plan will be developed with each person which aims to empower them and promote independence. The Dementia Adviser will also work with a family member or Carer. Appointments can be made within a persons home, in the community or at the Alzheimer's Society office.
Dementia Support Service works with people living with dementia and their Carers, providing emotional support and ongoing information to enable people to live as independently as possible. This support may involve introduction to outside services as well as local support and activity groups.
National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122 for information and support. Monday to Friday (9.00 am- 5.00 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (10.00 am to 4.00 pm)
Dementia Cafes, Activity Groups
St Helens Dementia Café, The Running Horses, Water Street/Chalon Way, St Helens, WA10 1PY
Newton-Le-Willows Dementia Café, Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, Earlestown, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9DA -Fortnightly on a Monday from 10.00 am - 12 noon
If you have dementia, or are caring for someone with dementia, you will be welcomed at one of our cafes. Come along to meet others in a similar situation, in a relaxed social setting. You can spend time sharing information and experiences, or simply have a cup of tea and a chat. Friendly Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers will be on hand to give you information and support and there will be a range of refreshments available for a small charge.
St Helens Activity Group, Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church, King Street, St Helens WA10 2JZ
Fortnightly on a Thursday from 10.30 am - 12.15 pm
An opportunity for the person with dementia and their carer to meet others. Activities include quizzes, crafts, games and bingo. Support will be available from our Dementia Support Worker and trained volunteers will be on hand to support those who want to enjoy the activities. Refreshments are available for a small charge.
St Helens Senior Sports Group, Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church, King Street, St Helens WA10 2R
Fortnightly on a Monday from 1.00 pm -2.30 pm
A range of indoor sports are provided such as short mat bowls, archery and indoor curling. Trained instructors from St Helens Sports Development team are available to assist with the sports as well as Society staff and volunteers for anyone wanting information and support on dementia related issues.
How to Access the Service:
Please contact the Cheshire North and St Helens office for further information.
Alzheimer’s Society Cheshire North & St Helens, Victoria House Ground Floor West, Croft Street, Widnes, WA8 0NQ
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