Supporting people with dementia in Tamworth

Tamworth aims to be a place where people living with dementia, their families and carers feel safe, supported and included in community life.

For many years, the town held the Alzheimer’s Society’s official status of a ‘Dementia Friendly Community’, and while this scheme ended in 2023, we will continue to work towards this aim with businesses and groups in the area.

Much of this work is achieved through a partnership of organisations, including the council, called the Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community group, which meets every other month.

Activities include memory cafes, a singing group and a week of events and awareness-raising every year as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week.

Details of local activities can be found by searching the Staffordshire Connects directory.

Dementia Friends

Tamworth also supports and promotes the work of Dementia Friends, and there are more than 5,000 people in Tamworth who have undergone Dementia Friends training to understand more about the condition and how to help those who are living with it.

Contact

For more information about dementia services in the town, or to make your business or organisation more dementia friendly, contact our lead dementia officer Karen Clancy on 01827 709565, or email karen-clancy@tamworth.gov.uk.

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Other useful links

Alzheimer’s Society – providing help to those living with dementia

Dementia UK – specialist dementia nursing charity

Dementia Connect – the Alzheimer’s Society dementia services directory