Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance is a volunteer and community led group, which supports people living with dementia to live in their own home and community as independently as possible, by asking businesses and community groups to become dementia friendly. If this is something that you would be interested in helping with, please contact Christine on 07552 614652 or email@example.com
Are you a community group or organisation needing help towards a project? If so, Barnsley Carers Service may be able to help. We are offering a grant of up to £1000 towards a project that meets with the carers strategy aims. For more information about the carers strategy aims and if you meet this criteria, please contact Barnsley Carers Service on 01226 288772 or BarnsleyCarers@makingspace.co.uk
Grants for Carers
Are you a carer in need of a little treat for yourself? If so one of our Carers Grants may be just the thing for you. If you are a carer, living in the Barnsley area and over the age of 18 you may be eligble for up to £250. This is for you as a carer and can be used for things like hobbies, day trips, pamper days, educational course, driving lessons or equipment to enhance your caring role. For further information please contact us 01226 288772 or BarnsleyCarers@makingspace.co.uk
Dementia friendly initiative
Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance is pleased to introduce the North East as the borough's first dementia friendly area council. The chair of the DAA, supported by Age UK Barnsley has encouraged businesses in Cudworth to become dementia friendly, evidenced by the forget me not stickers displayed in windows. If you would like to help or be involved, please contact Barnsley DAA on 07552 614652 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia Law Clinic
Are you or someone you care for living with Dementia and have legal concerns? We are working with The University of Manchester to offer FREE legal advice to help you live well with dementia. One hour Skype sessions on 25 Feb, 25 March and 29 April 2019 are available. To discuss, please contact 01226 288772 or BarnsleyCarers@makingspace.co.uk
Age UK Barnsley entitlements assistance
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Dementia Friendly Barnsley website poster
A poster has been generated and circulated to Barnsley's GP practices, to raise awareness of the website and the dementia friendly services available throughout Barnsley. See if you can spot the full version complete with images in your local surgery!
The Multi-Agency Dementia Group Carers event
In October the Multi-Agency Dementia Group held a second workshop with Service providers and Carers of people with dementia. The event was well attended and further developments of the brand new Dementia Support Plan were achieved. Work is continuing on this and further updates will be provided.
Tesco's Dementia Friendy 'check out' in Penistone
Tesco Supermarket in Penistone opened its first dementia friendly checkout with help from Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance and Making Space. To find out more contact Christine on 07552 614652 or e-mail email@example.com
Well Done to Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance
Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) has signed up every GP Practice in Barnsley as a dementia friendly organisation. If you want to find out more, or volunteer for the BDAA, follow the link to find out more
Power of Attorney
Under a new Government scheme, those who paid a registration fee for a Lasting Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 can apply for a partial refund as they were charged more than was necessary find out how here
The Multi-Agency Dementia Group
The Multi-Agency Dementia Group held a workshop with Carers of people with dementia in March and the group agreed to support the development of a brand new Dementia Co-operation Plan to support the person with dementia to live well. Work is being done on this and updates will be given.