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Advocacy In Powys Provide advocacy for people using NHS and Social Services and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.

Age Cymru Powys voluntary sector organisation providing support to people over 50 in Powys, Mid Wales, covering Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. They also provide advocacy.  Contact them Builth Wells 01982 553436 or Newtown 01686 623707.

Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122.  Alzheimer's Services in North Powys 01686 629530 and Brecknock and Radnorshire Alzheimer's Society 07536 042100 or mcocoj(at)yahoo.co.uk.
The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new all-Wales advocacy service, ‘Voice and Choice’, offering a free, independent, impartial and confidential service to people who have a diagnosis of dementia or are going through the diagnosis process.  View their 'Voice and Choice' leaflet here

Brecon Dementia Friendly Community is group was made up of carers, committed individuals, heath and social care professionals and a range of other community and voluntary organisations.

Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012.  Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Powys is an independent body and registered charity offering free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues.  Tel: 0345 601 8421

Credu Connecting Carers Carer Outreach Workers provide specific help to carers.  They also help run Carer support groups, focus groups, activities and they can provide one to one support, advice and information.  01597 823 800.

Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia.

Dementia Friends aims to make everyday life better for people with dementia by changing the way the nation thinks, talks and acts.

Department of Health information on their campaign that targets the family and friends of people at risk of dementia who are likely to be the first to see the signs and can encourage their loved one to see their GP.

Mental Health Foundation Information on dementia.

Mind Me Locate is a small GPS locating device which reports its location every 4 minutes.  Carers can look up on Mindme's website the wearers location or can call Mindme's 24/7 Response Centre to get a location.  Tel: 0800 292 2901.

NHS Choices information pages on dementia.

NHS Evidence on dementia.

NHS NICE Pathway for dementia.  This pathway shows the care and support you and those close to you should expect.

NICE–SCIE Guideline on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.  2007.  Aimed at professionals, 392 pages.

Powys County Council contact details page.

Info Engine allows you to search for organisations and services across Powys.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has produced a series of videos on diagnosis and living with dementia in a variety of settings which you can access here.

Welsh Government Information on dementia and their health improvement page on dementia here.

World Health Organisation (WHO) information
about dementia can be accessed here.

Wales Dementia Helpline Supporting Carers & Sufferers the helpline offers emotional support and information. 0808 808 2235.

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Welsh Government Migrant Support Organisations Mapping Exercise

8 January 2018

The Welsh Government is aware that Brexit is causing some anxiety amongst many migrant communities in Wales. Officials from the Equality Team are drawing up as comprehensive a list as possible of migrant support groups / associations / clubs, so they can better reassure residents about their status,

events

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Monday 22 January 2018

Newtown

Invest in your Health

Monday 22 January 2018

Taster Session - Building Better Health, Ponthafren

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Powys Community Health Council

The Bird Company – ‘Barriers’

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Celf-Able, Newtown

Meal Deal (Iranian Menu)

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 25 January 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Emerging Proud - Welsh Premier

Sunday 28 January 2018

Community Film Screening and Discussion Circle - Llandrindod Wells

Sculpture with Geraint Edwards

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Newtown

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 1 February 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

LGBTQ+ Awareness Talk

Thursday 1 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Mental Health Awareness Training

Monday 5 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Suicide First-Aid 2018 Conference

Monday 5 February 2018

Cardiff

Stand up for emotional health & wellbeing meeting

Tuesday 6 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers.

Stand up for emotional health & wellbeing meeting

Tuesday 6 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers.

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Rethinking Respite - Living with/caring for someone with Dementia

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Meeting with the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to talk about what you want from respite/short break support - Llandrindod Wells

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 8 February 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

SURE for Mental Health Training (2 days)

Thursday 8 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 8 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Clay Workshop with Alex Allpress

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 15 February 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Tai Chi (Mondays)

Monday 19 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Anger Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Working as an Artist in a Care Home (Talk)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Brecon & District Mind

Mixed Media with Sorell Matei

Thursday 22 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Depression Busting Course (2 days)

Monday 26 February 2018

Newtown

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Brecon

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

2018 National Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

London

Disability Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Depression Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Brecon

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Awareness Training

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Building Self Worth Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Compassionate Mental Health Conference (2 days)

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brecon, Powys

Stress & Anxiety Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Managing Depression Course (3 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Presteigne

THRIVE Course (5 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Presteigne
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