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Dementia support in Horsham District

We are committed to making Horsham District a dementia-friendly District, where people with dementia are empowered to have aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in activities meaningful to them. People with dementia, and their carers, will be consulted and listened to and will feel included in our community.

Local support for people affected by dementia

There are local clubs and services available for people with dementia, and their carers. For further information, click the links below:

How you can help

There are a number of ways you can get involved in helping to make Horsham District more dementia-friendly.

Join the Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance

The Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance is made up of local organisations who are committed to making the area a safe and rewarding place for people with dementia to live, work and visit – and for carers to feel adequately supported.

Each member organisation has created an action plan outlining how they will support people with dementia, and their carers. Every individual, club, group, service and organisation has a valuable part to play and if we all work together, we can help to create a truly dementia friendly district.

To join the Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance or talk about working with us to improve services for people with dementia and their carers, please contact email community.development@horsham.gov.uk.

Find information and resources through Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer Society's Dementia Friendly Communities programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people living with dementia. Resources you'll find on the charity's website include information packs to help teach young people about dementia, how to make your organisation dementia friendly, and information on creating a dementia-friendly community.

Become a dementia friend

Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people's perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.

Training to become a Dementia Friend only takes an hour and is done by either attending a local session run by a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion or by watching an online video on the Dementia Friends website.