The National Dementia Strategy says “Family Carers are the most important resource available for people with dementia.”   We empower Carers of people with dementia (PWD) in South Lakeland to improve their wellbeing and continue in their caring role.

We provide practical advice and emotional support, both on a one to one basis through our Support Worker and through peer support groups.  We deliver training to improve Carers’ understanding of dementia and help build their confidence in caring. Carers also benefit from our other services, including relaxation therapies, counselling and sitting service.  Our work enables Carers to improve their health and feel more in control of their daily lives.  They feel less isolated, have a greater understanding of dementia and develop strategies to manage their own wellbeing.


South Lakes Dementia Hub Facebook

20 hours ago
Better Care Together

Next week we will be out and about with Healthwatch Cumbria on the Chatty Van. We will be visiting all over Morecambe Bay to talk to residents about challenges to services in the Bay area.

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Cumbria CVS

Please pass this on to anyone it might benefit

Free training to help vulnerable people reduce energy bills

Tuesday 27th February 9:30am - 11:30am, Kendal
Host: Cumbria Action for Sustainability
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Welcome to Cumbria CVS Cumbria CVS is a registered charity and membership organisation. We help community/voluntary/not-for-profit groups and organisations to develop and improve by providing ... See more

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2 days ago
Freshers Young Onset Cafes

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Do you know any other attractions where carers get free entry? Comment below!

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4 days ago
South Lakeland Carers

Do you have fond memories of going dancing back in the 50s or 60s? Then why not try and recreate them by joining Dignity In Dementia for a fun hour of music and dance. You can be as energetic as you ... See more

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1 week ago
I'm running an #DementiaFriends Information Session – why not come along?

22nd March 10-11am Bindloss Room, Kendal Town Hall.

I'm running an #DementiaFriends Information Session – why not come along?

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I'm running an #DementiaFriends Information Session – why not come along?

There are some Dementia Friends sessions coming up.
22nd February 10 - 11am
Bindloss Room, South Lakeland District Council, Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DL

I'm running an #DementiaFriends Information Session – why not come along?

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Excellent hub event today. Thanks to all service providers who came along to give advice and support.

See you next month 13th March

Please also note we are now using
KendalDAA@gmail.com for any ... See more

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Age UK Lancashire

We are gearing up for our next Dementia Friendly film screening at The Dukes, Lancaster

The King & I will be shown on Monday 19th February @ 2pm

Tickets £4 and carers go free and include ... See more

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South Lakeland Carers dementia services

Research gathered form A Road Less Rocky – Supporting Carers of People with Dementia published by the Carers Trust.

dementia support groupCarers support groups were found to be of value to carers of people with dementia according to several studies. In their systematic review of information and support interventions for carers of people with dementia, Thompson and colleagues (2007) found statistically significant evidence that group-based supportive interventions impacted positively on the psychological morbidity of carers of people with dementia (but they did not find any evidence for positive impact of any other form of intervention) (Thompson et al, 2007). A facilitated focus group provided for carers of people with dementia in Callaby and colleagues’ (2012) research was considered successful by carers because it involved social contact with others in the same situation and also provided physical activity. Members of therapeutic support groups in Manslow and Vandenberghe’s (2010) study valued these groups because they enabled them to acknowledge their feelings and experiences.

Carers also received support and validation from other members of the group. Specialist groups for black, Asian and minority ethnic carers of people with dementia gave members the opportunity to socialise without the stigma of dementia putting constraints on their enjoyment (Mackenzie, 2006). The groups also gave carers the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings and enabled them to realise that they were not alone. Spouse carers in O’Shaughnessy and colleagues’ (2010) research also benefited from being with other carers of people with dementia; they gained a sense of belonging and emotional validation from attending carers support groups. Support groups were also seen as being useful for getting information/advice and for providing learning opportunities (O’Shaughnessy et al, 2010; Quinn et al, 2008). Carers in Chaudhry’s (2008) study found the groups useful as a place to learn about dementia and local services, and they had reduced levels of stress following the programme of seven weekly groups than they had had prior to the groups starting.

Dementia Carer Support Group meets every third Wednesday in the month at our offices and Shap Road, from 10.30am-12.30pm for peer suppor, advice and information.