Wealden District Council

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance

The Wealden Dementia Action Alliance will help to make our towns and villages Dementia Friendly by showing and providing our support for the residents and their carers who have to cope with Dementia every day.

Just over 685,000 people are living with Dementia in the UK, with 122,000 of those people are in the South East and just under 3,000 of those are living in Wealden. (Stats from the Alzheimer's Society). With it expecting to rise in the number of cases between now and 2051, and experts say the burden will fall on rural areas where they are significantly higher proportion of elderly people. (Rural Services Network)

Working together with partners who already have an interest in working with us to set up the forum, the launch of the Alliance took place on Thursday 19 May 2016 at Hailsham Civic Community Hall. It was a great success with over 100 people attending, many offering their support.

If you were unable to attend but would like to be involved, please email us using the contact details at the bottom of the page and we will keep you informed of our future meetings.

Our Alliance is now on the National Dementia Action Alliance website (external link)

The next Dementia Action Alliance meeting for Wealden will be on the 7 December at Herstmonceux Village Hall, BN27 4JX, 10am till 12noon. Please contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page if you would like to be involved.

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings

South East Films Hub Logo

We have been successful in partnership with Hailsham Pavilion, in obtaining funding from South East Films Hub and the British Film Institute Film Audience Network to be able to put on 12 Dementia Friendly Screenings at the local cinema.

Movies Make Memories

Next confirmed film screenings:

  • Top Hat - Friday 22 September 2017
  • Calamity Jane - Friday 20 October 2017
  • Holiday Inn - Friday 8 December 2017

The screenings will be held at the Hailsham Pavilion Theatre on George Street, BN27 1AE, starting at 2pm, with doors open at 1:30pm. Tickets cost £3 and carers can enter free of charge.

For more information contact The Hailsham Pavilion:

Telephone: 01323 841414,

Email: info@hailshampavilion.co.uk 

or visit  The Hailsham Pavilion website (external link)

Ninfield Forum Launch

On 1 November we are launching the Ninfield Dementia Forum. We will be showing a film screening of High Society free of charge at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall from 1:30pm. There will be a raffle and refreshments available. If you would like to attend please use the contact details below.

Suzy's first screening

Sussex Police Pegasus Scheme (external link)

If you have a speech or communication difficulties, registering for a Pegasus card could help you in an emergency. Take a look at the Sussex Police website for more information

Care for the Carers - Carers Card (external Link)

Funded by East Sussex County Council and the NHS, this new multi-use card builds on existing services: the Carers Emergency Alert Card, CRESS and the Carers Discount Card.

Wealden's Dementia Action Alliance Celebration (Tuesday 16th May 2017)


Contact the Community and Regeneration Team