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Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Events and Forums

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance

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National Dementia Action Week (20 - 26 May 2019)

It's that time of year again! Once more the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance and other supporting partners have organised lots of exciting events for you to take part in during this week, many of which are free! 

Keep your eyes peeled for our National Dementia Action Week booklet, coming soon very shortly!  

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Meeting

The next Dementia Action Alliance meeting will be on Thursday 13th June, 10am till 12noon at Uckfield Civic Centre. Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information or if you would like to be involved.


Our vision from the start was to set up local forums as Wealden is identified as a large and rural area. So far we have helped to create the Uckfield Forum, Polegate Forum, Crowborough Forum, Hailsham Forum and Wadhurst Forum. Ninfield also have a Health and Wellbeing group for local residents to take part in. These forums work alongside their local community to become a dementia friendly community.

Hailsham Dementia Forum

The next Hailsham dementia forum (JPEG) will take place on Friday 26th April at 10am, Bowes House in Hailsham. The forum will work towards a dementia friendly town for Hailsham. If you are interested in dementia and helping the town please contact the Community and Regeneration team by communitydevelopment@wealden.gov.uk or 01323 443266

Movies Make Memories

Bugsy Malone - Friday 26 April

Jailhouse Rock - Friday 28 June

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

For more information please contact Hailsham Pavilion:

Telephone: 01323 841414

Email: info@hailshampavilion.co.uk

or visit The Hailsham Pavilion website (external link)

Polegate Dementia Forum

The next Polegate Dementia Forum meeting will be on Thursday 9 May, from 10am until 12noon, at Queensmead Care Home, Polegate. Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information if you would like to be involved.

Uckfield Dementia Forum

The next Uckfield Dementia Forum meeting will be on Monday 29 April, from 1.30pm until 3.30pm at Hurstwood View Care Home, Uckfield. Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information if you would like to be involved.   

Crowborough Dementia Forum

The next Crowborough Dementia Forum meeting will be on Friday 10 May 2019 from 10am until 12noon at Oasis Community Church, Crowborough. Please contact the Community and Regeneration Team on 01323 443266 for more information if you would like to be involved.

Crowborough Community Café

The Café will be every last Thursday of the month and will alternate between Woodlands and Heather View, Beacon Road in Crowborough. 2pm till 4pm. 

25th April - Heather View

30th May - Woodlands

27th June - Heather View

Ninfield Dementia Film Screening

Summer Holiday - Friday 21 June

Carousel - Friday 20 September

Friday 29 November - Friday 29 November

The screenings will be held at Ninfield Memorial Hall, Ninfield, TN33 9EE.

Doors open at 1.30pm, film to start at 2pm.

The screening is FREE but please book a seat. There will be a raffle and refreshments available.

For more information or to book your place at the next future film screening in Ninfield, please contact Jackie Langley on 01424 892422 or email jackie.langley1@btinternet.com.

Side By Side

Side By Side is a service provided by the Alzheimer's society that helps people get out and about with the support of a volunteer. There are several people with dementia in the Wealden area waiting for a volunteer to meet with them once a week or fortnight so they can go out and enjoy themselves. You could take them out for a coffee or a walk, or got to the pub to play darts, or help someone play guitar. If you are interested please contact Debbie Griffiths, Side By Side coordinator at 07484089582 or Debbie.griffiths@alzheimers.org.uk or visit the Alzheimer's website (external link).

Accessible Swim Sessions

Freedom Leisure has organised accessible swim sessions in Crowborough, suitable for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people living with dementia.

Accessible sessions are held:

  • Every Tuesday 10am - 11am, term time only at Crowborough Freedom Leisure centre.  For more information, please call Crowborough Freedom Leisure centre on 01892 665488 or email crowboroughenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk.  

Uckfield Saturday Socials

Saturday social is a supportive, safe and caring gathering for people living with dementia and other care needs, to come with their carers and family members, and socialise with others in a similar situation.

Join in the fun at Victoria Pavilion, Victoria Pleasure Ground, Uckfield, TN22 5DJ between 2pm - 4pm.

For more information please call Margaret on 01825 760176 or Alison on 01825 605030.

Polegate Memory Café

Every first Thursday of the month between 2pm and 4pm at Polegate Community Centre. Tea, coffee, home made cakes and different activities every month. No booking necessary. For more information please call 01323 819191. Supported by Home Instead Senior Care and Hart Reade Solicitors

Polegate memory cafe


Know  Dementia - Memory Moments Café

Every Monday at Uckfield Civic Centre from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Informal café including tea, coffee, cake and a little laughter. £1 per person, no booking necessary.

Time For Dementia

Time for Dementia is a programme working with medical students and other health professionals. The students have the opportunity to get to know a person with dementia and their family carer outside the clinical setting.

Families in the East Sussex area are needed to help with this programme. Visit the

Time for Dementia participant information sheet (pdf) for more information or watch the

Time for Dementia Recruitment video (external link)

If you are interested please email timefordementia@alzheimers.org.uk


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


Contact the Community and Regeneration Team