Rotherfield St Martin

Living Well with Dementia

We are raising funds to promote inclusivity for those living with or caring for someone with dementia within our community, so they are supported whilst living at home and feel less isolated or lonely.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1168555)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£5,420

Donations

25

Championed by Lake House Charitable Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

There are over 1 million people living with dementia in the UK. And for many, particularly those living with dementia at home, 2020/21 has been lonely and isolating. The covid pandemic has reduced social interactions significantly as clubs and centres closed. Carers have been given no respite and are exhausted and isolated. We want help those living with dementia and their carers to be able to socialise again and live as normal a life, for as long as possible, in our community.

Solution

We are working towards making Rotherfield the first Dementia Friendly Village in E. Sussex, by providing awareness sessions for local residents & businesses about dementia to take away the stigma. We are recruiting and training a team of specialist volunteers who will be able to befriend a person living with dementia thus offering unpaid carers some respite time. And we are developing our range of clubs and activities to be dementia friendly whilst offering additional specialist activities.

  • Time to Talk is so valuable. Just having someone who understands, who you can be honest with.

    — Member of "Time to Talk" Group

  • The Rotherfield St Martin group gives me companionship, laughter, understanding and a feeling of being cared about.

    — A Carer