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South Derbyshire Dementia Friendly Community

Working Towards a Dementia Friendly South Derbyshire 

The South Derbyshire Dementia Friendly Community is steered by a group of organisations, businesses, and individuals affected by dementia .  Together the group aims to actively inspire and enable South Derbyshire to be a community whereby people living with dementia are understood, respected, supported and confident they can contribute to community Life. 

Anyone with an interest and commitment to improving the quality of life for people affected by dementia can join the South Derbyshire Dementia Friendly Community as a supporter.

The Dementia Friendly Community seeks to grow and nurture a supportive and inspirational network. Supporters of the Dementia Friendly Community will get the chance to connect with a wide range of professionals, share and draw on expertise and help to support others.  They will be able to display and use the working to become Dementia Friendly Logo for the current year.

Come along to find out more about our work and how you can get involved!

Dementia Action Week 2019

A public Dementia Friends Information Session will be held on Monday 20th May 2019 9:30-10:00 at South Derbyshire CVS. Please use the link to for more information and to reserve your place!

Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly

Dementia Friends Information Session


The next meeting of the South Derbyshire Dementia Friendly Community will take place on Thursday 18th July 2019 10:00 -12:30 am at South Derbyshire District Council, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AH.

To register your interest contact Samantha Elks on: 07966153560 or Samantha.elks@derbyshire.gov.uk

South Derbyshire Supporter Form


Photo of Jackie Meadlows Lea  Dr Redfearne and Jenny Wainwright

Gresleydale Healthcare Centre: Jackie Meadows-Lea, Dr Redferne and Jenny Wainwright 

Gresleydale Healthcare Centre have recently received recognition for their fantastic work towards becoming dementia friendly including providing blue chairs, swapping black floor mats for blue floor mats and front line staff have completed a Dementia Friends Information session.

  • Gresleydale Healthcare Centre
  • The Bus Park Cafe Swadlincote
  • The Bluebell Tea Rooms Swadlincote