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Pendle Dementia Hub

Published on 27 September 2018 09:40 AM

New Dementia Hub Launched in Pendle

The Pendle Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) has launched a brand new Dementia Hub for people living in the Pendle area.  The PDAA is formed by a group of organisations, individuals and volunteers with the aim of working together to make Pendle more dementia friendly.

The PDAA partners include: Age UK Lancashire, Backhouse, Farnworth Rose, Pendle Council, Lancashire County Council, East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group, Careers Link Lancashire and the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

Paul Gauntlett, the former Chair of the PDAA who helped instigate the hub said: “This is a fantastic initiative and I’m proud that the Pendle DAA is supporting it. The Hub will provide lots of information, social support and advice for all those affected by dementia, including carers.  And the fact that it’s a monthly event is an added bonus”.

The Dementia Hub will take place on the last Wednesday of every month and will be hosted from Age UK Lancashire’s Walton Lane Resource Centre on Leeds Road in Nelson, from 2pm until 4pm.  Anyone is invited to attend.

Lesley Bowden from Age UK Lancashire, who is leading the hub, says: “The dementia hub has been created to make a really positive difference to those people living with dementia, whether it is an individual or their family and carers.  We hope they will come along to find out about the support available to them and meet people in similar situations.  We are also hoping to attract volunteers to support us with co-ordinating projects for people living with dementia.  We want to encourage anyone to come along and join in this exciting new initiative and make Pendle dementia friendly”.

The Pendle Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) was successful in securing funding from the East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group for the Hub.  The fund is administered by Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service. 

Age UK Lancashire’s Walton Lane centre currently provides a Day Time Support service for people living with dementia and was therefore chosen as the ideal location for the hub members to meet.

Anyone willing to join the hub or wanting further information can call Lesley Bowden on 01282 447030.