Community dementia news

Our friends at the Salford Institute of Dementia, University of Salford, are a leading light improving the lives of people with Dementia. Their monthly circular newsletter is out now, read the latest local updates below:


Joy Watson wins Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

Joy Watson, founder of Dementia Havens and associate of the Salford Institute for Dementia, has recently won the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for her work in raising awareness of dementia.

Eccles woman has been recognised for creating a ...

Q&A panel Dementia United

Dementia United Q&A: Hazel Blears

Answering your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.

To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions.

Over the following weeks we’re going to post ...


Corrie star backs Dementia United

Dementia United hit the headlines in regional and national media on 18 January 2015, following support from Manchester’s famous cobbles.

Richard Hawley, who plays Johnny Connor from Coronation Street, is helping to raise awareness of dementia when the Alzheimer’s Society community road show bus stopped at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The star, who has personally been affected by dementia, urged people to attend the road show to find out more. Coverage included:


Dementia Does Not Discriminate

A new film has been produced which shares the stories and lived experience of three diverse communities of people and the impact that dementia has had on their lives and communities.

‘Dementia Does Not Discriminate’ has been commissioned by Trafford Council, Trafford Age UK and NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group to share the stories of people in the South Asian, Chinese and Afro-Caribbean communities in Trafford who are living with dementia.

Our launch event is in the news

With our launch on Friday 13 November, we had some great interest for local and national media. You can read about it below:

Greater Manchester Combined Authority – Devo drive set to make whole of Greater Manchester more dementia-friendly
Ambitions have today (Friday 13 November) been outlined today to transform the experiences of the 22,000 people who will be living with dementia by 2020 in Greater Manchester. A new partnership, Dementia United, has been launched today which recognises dementia as a devolution ...

Dementia United

Dementia United website and film launch at Haelo Hosts conference

Key decision makers, clinicians and academics joined people with dementia and carers on Friday 13th November at the Haelo Hosts ’15 conference, to discuss the opportunities to transform dementia care devolution presents.

Dementia United, the transformation programme which will aim to improve the lived experiences of people with dementia will formally launch in March 2016. To publicise this work getting underway, a new short film, website and Twitter account have been launched.

The team ...


Dementia United – The Film

To bring to life the opportunity that we believe devolution presents to for dementia, we have made a short film. At the centre of the film are former nurse Lesley, who now lives with dementia, and her husband and carer Sam, residents here in Greater Manchester.

The film also hears from some of the key decision makers in Greater Manchester and leaders of the Dementia United project about their hopes and aspirations for this work.

We’ve tried to show in three minutes the once-in-a-generation opportunity this project presents to transform the lives of people affected by dementia.


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