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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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latest news

Mind Brecon & District - 2 vacancies

17 July 2018

Family Well-being Worker Hours:  16 hrs per week Salary:  £18,870 pro rata Location:  Brecon and district area, based in Brecon Contact :  Zoe Porter/Clare Searle on 01874 611529 or email info@breconmind.org.uk Community Well-being Worker Hours:  10 hrs per week Salar

events

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Caersws

SOS (Silence of Suicide)

Friday 27 July 2018

Brecon Mind

Dementia Workshop

Monday 30 July 2018

A PAVO event in Llandrindod Wells to discuss engagement with local communities to shape future dementia services in Powys.

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 2 August 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friends Dyfi Valley (first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Memory Cafe - Machynlleth

Dementia Friend Training Session

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Ystradgynlais

Dementia Friends Dyfi Valley (first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Memory Cafe - Machynlleth

Life Story Dementia Training

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Brecon

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 6 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Newtown

Powys Community Health Council - Full Meeting

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Here I Am: Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 15 September 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Dementia Friend Training Session

Thursday 20 September 2018

Brecon

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 11 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Inward Journey - Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 13 October 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 18 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friend Training Session

Friday 19 October 2018

Ystradgynlais

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Brecon

Challenging Behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Training

Thursday 22 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dols (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding) Legal Guidance Training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Domestic Abuse (Adults) Training

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Powys Community Health Council - Full Council

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Health Awareness (half day training)

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Newtown

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Friday 15 February 2019

Brecon

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Thursday 21 February 2019

Newtown

Life Story Dementia Training

Thursday 7 March 2019

Newtown
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