People with dementia and their carers can often feel alone and that nobody really understands the challenges they face each day living with this condition.
Going out and engaging with other people can be a stressful and anxious experience, with many preferring the comfort of familiar surroundings and people, which can lead to isolation.
What we do?
The Dementia Friendship and Support Network facilitates opportunities for people with dementia to come together and gain emotional and practical support from each other through the sharing of their own knowledge and experiences.
We provide opportunities for people with dementia and their carers to meet each other, make friends and take part in a range of activities such as day trips across the North West, social afternoons and much more.
"We are thrilled that we can go out with a group of people and enjoy the day... you feel like part of a family"
Dementia Friendship and Support Network Member
Who can access the service?
The service is available to Blackpool residents who have a diagnosis of early stage dementia.
How do you I make a referral to the service?
To make a referral please complete our referral form. Alternatively you can phone us on 01253 405959 and select option 1 and ask to make a referral to the Dementia Friendship and Support Network.
(Please note we can only accept referrals for the person diagnosed with dementia.)
Last updated: April 2013
If you would like further information about the service or any of our activities please phone 01253 477959 and select option 4 to speak to a member of the Dementia Friendship and Support Network team.