Launch of new dementia hub

A new Leyland dementia initiative is up and running.

Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:28 pm
LEYLAND 05-04-17 from left, Coun Sue Jones, Halls for All volunteers Joy Mills and Louisa McFarlane and county coun Matthew Tomlinson, with Twiddle Muffs, a knitted item made to accupy the hands of dementia patients, offer information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.

The dementia hub was launched last Wednesday at Halls for All, St Ambrose Church, Moss Lane.

The project is being developed jointly by Leyland Neighbourhood Forum and Western Parishes Neighbourhood Forum.

Experts are on hand for those attending to talk to - including Alzheimers Society, Birchall Blackburn Solicitors, Chadwicks Solicitors, Preston Care and Repair, and Gateway officers. People with dementia and their friends and family will be able to access advice on legal issues, financial matters and healthcare.

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LEYLAND 05-04-17 Laura Holmes from Preston Care and Repair, offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.

Halls For All is also running a Memories Meeting Place cafe.

The hub and cafe are open on the first Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3pm.

South Ribble is bidding to become a Dementia Friendly Borough.

The new venture is part of is part of project aimed at tackling social isolation.

LEYLAND 05-04-17 from left, Kerry Pearson and Olivia Hawkins offer information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.

Age UK research shows 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely.

More and half a million people over 60 usually spend every day alone, it is also revealed.

LEYLAND 05-04-17 Information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Christine Holmes from Genesis Care North West offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Christine Holmes from Genesis Care North West offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Chris Lawson form Alzheimers Society offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Jane Huntley from Chadwick Solicitors, offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Laura Holmes from Preston Care and Repair, offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 from left, Kerry Pearson and Olivia Hawkins offer information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Christine Holmes from Genesis Care North West offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Christine Holmes from Genesis Care North West offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Chris Lawson form Alzheimers Society offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Jane Huntley from Chadwick Solicitors, offers information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.
LEYLAND 05-04-17 Information and advice at the Dementia Hub taking place with Memories Meeitng Place, at Halls for All building, Leyland.