Dementia-friendly Manchester


Dementia support & resources in Manchester

We are encouraging pharmacies in the Manchester locality to join Manchester Dementia Action Alliance. A Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) brings groups, organisations and businesses together to improve the lives of people with dementia. Greater Manchester LPC has joined the DAAs across Greater Manchester. To join, complete a short action plan with a few steps you will take to become more dementia-friendly.

Links to useful information

Manchester: Dementia resources and support
Manchester Carers Centre Manchester Carers Centre offers support to carers who look after a relative, partner or friend of any age, who needs help due to a physical or mental illness or disability, frailty or an addiction.
Peer Support for carers Manchester Carers have launched a peer mentoring service for the families and friends of people with dementia. It includes phone support and home visits.
Local Groups

Dementia-friendly swimming

People First (memory cafes, befriending support, drop-in advice sessions etc)

Manchester Dementia Support Service referral form (People First)

Feel Good Club in Clayton

Services & activities at Zion Centre and Kath Locke Centre – full guide; 2-page ‘what’s on’ summary

Chorlton & Whalley Range Dementia Action Group hold meetings & events like these in April-May 2018.

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council’s website has information aimed at older people:

Health & wellbeing support for older people (incl links to memory service, dementia support etc)

Improving life for older people (incl links to local groups and physical activities)

Manchester Community Central

Manchester Community Central provides information and support about community and voluntary organisations in the city. Their website has lots of useful information.

 

Healthwatch Manchester Healthwatch Manchester is the local consumer champion for health and social care. Their website can be accessed here.