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Council Tax help for people living with dementia

Do you have a diagnosis of dementia? You may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax. Find out more.

Extra Time Walking Football

Walking football is a slow paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s.

  • Fridays from 1:30-3:30pm
  • Venue - Checkatrade.com Stadium

Extra Time is a partnership between Crawley Town Community Foundation and Crawley Dementia Alliance.

  

Council Tax help for people living with dementia

Do you have a diagnosis of dementia? You may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax. Find out more.

Extra Time Walking Football

Walking football is a slow paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s.

  • Fridays from 1:30-3:30pm
  • Venue - Checkatrade.com Stadium

Extra Time is a partnership between Crawley Town Community Foundation and Crawley Dementia Alliance.

  

‘Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way’ – Alzheimer’s Society

Living Well Day – May 2017

View a gallery of images from Living Well Day - May 2017 held at the K2 Crawley as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

Crawley’s first Dementia Ambassador is appointed

Crawley Borough Council has its first Dementia Ambassador, Councillor Brenda Smith.

Councillor Smith represents Langley Green ward and is the primary carer for her husband, Alderman Jim Smith, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2009.

The role will see Councillor Smith become a non-political ambassador to promote dementia services and champion the cause of the dementia-friendly community in Crawley.

National Dementia Friendly Awards

National Dementia Friendly awards

It was announced on Tuesday 20 May 2014 that Dementia Friendly Crawley won the ‘Local Initiative’ category at the National Dementia Friendly Awards . There were 150 entries and the other finalists were Liverpool and Bradford. The award recognises communities, organisations and individuals who have helped to make their area more dementia-friendly.

Touched by Dementia

If you have questions about Dementia come along to a small group at Ifield Park Care Home where dedicated volunteers are ready to listen and try to help. See details .

Forget-Me-Not Tuesdays

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. 

Crawley Dementia Alliance

Crawley Dementia Alliance logo Crawley Dementia Alliance is a collective group of local organisations whose aim is 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.

Click to find out more about some of the members of Crawley Dementia Alliance or to find out more on Dementia Friendly Crawley watch the short video below:

YouTube logo Dementia Friendly Crawley

What is dementia?

The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes.

Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Source: Alzheimers Society

Alliance Contacts

For more information on Crawley Dementia Alliance please email or call 01293 585317.

01293 585317 dfc@crawley.gov.uk click to contact us
Crawley Wellbeing
c/o K2 Crawley
Pease Pottage Hill

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Crawley Wellbeing
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