Useful Resources

Useful links and resources containing information about dementia, dementia service providers and community groups.

Age UK Lancashire: A charity that works with and for older people in Lancashire. They offer a range of services including social groups, luncheon clubs, exercise classes, computer lessons and home help services to assist older people in remaining active, independent and linked in to their local community.

Alzheimer's Society: Information for children, teenagers and young adults. Understanding Alzheimer's can be difficult, especially for children and young people. These resources make it easier to explain Alzheimer's to young people and so make it easier for them to adapt.

Boots Repeat Prescription Service: Boots Pharmacies can have your medicines ready and waiting at the Pharmacy instead of you having to go to the doctors to pick up your prescription. The Pharmacy can also let you know when the Doctor needs to see you for a review, send you texts when your prescription is ready and you can also order medicines you don't use regularly in store or online.

Dementia Action Alliance: The DAA bring together organisations across the UK that are committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP): DEEP brings together groups of people with dementia from across the UK

Dementia Friends: An initiative ran by the Alzheimer's Society to help people learn more about dementia and how to support those living with dementia.

First Stop: Delivering innovation in information and advice to help older people find suitable housing, care or financial advice.

Freshers: A sociable get together for people 40+ with dementia, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Housing Care: Providing accommodation options and services to help older people live independently at home.

Lancashire County Council Adult Social Care: Information and support on adult social care for those living in Lancashire.

Lancashire Well-being Service: Lancashire Well-being Service helps people adapt to the causes that can affect health and wellbeing. They offer a non-clinical service to improve independence and quality of life.

Lancaster Clinical Assessment Volunteering: The Lancaster Clinical Assessment is the final clinical practical assessment for 4th year medical students studying at Lancaster University. Each year people who have a variety of health issues or conditions who are willing to tell their story and be examined by students are needed. For more information, please telephone 01524 516044 or email

Making Space: An organisation dedicated to providing high quality health and social care services. Making Space can support you to stay in your own home for as long as possible, helping with daily living, personal care, keeping safe, and accessing local community groups and day services. 

Memory Cafe: The Halton Centre hosts a Memory Cafe on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 11am-12.30pm; the Cafe provides a friendly social meeting place for people with all forms of memory problems, their families and friends, to access information in a supportive environment.

N-Compass: N-compass operates across the North West to make a positive difference and enhance life opportunities for adults and young people disadvantaged by physical/mental illness, age or social exclusion through providing advocacy, carers and health and well-being.

NHS About Dementia: Useful information and facts about dementia from the NHS.

NHS Electronic Prescription Service: This free service enables your Doctor to send prescriptions electronically to a Pharmacy of your choice.

NHS Morecambe Bay Trust: The Foundation Trust Board for the Morecambe Bay area that includes Furness General Hospital, Barrow; Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal. The Trust also operates two centres: Queen Victoria Hospital, Morecambe and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

Serenity Community Cafe Mental Health & Wellbeing: Open every Wednesday 1.00pm-3.00pm, Free Methodist Church, Hunter Street, Carnforth, LA5 9BP. Offering friendship and support for mental health needs and a chance to get together for coffee and a chat.

Young Dementia UK: Providing help, advice and support to those affected by young onset dementia. 

Please note: The facts and information contained in the above sites are from external sources and not from Defying Dementia.