Helping Local Charity
Helps us support a new Carers Information & Support Programme
Your valued contributions will go towards funding a new 'Carers Information & Support Programme' to help carers and their loved one in East Lancashire to live well with dementia.
Alzheimer's Society relies on voluntarily donations to continue their vital work. The Three Fishes is delighted, with your help to be able to support this work. To join us in the fund raising we'll be inviting you, when settling your bill to contribute 20p per guest...entirely at your discretion. Thank you so much for your support.
Craig, Nigel & all the team at The Three Fishes
Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.
There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021. In East Lancashire there are around 6,000 people with dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organization, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many of our 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.
The Society's fight for a better world for people with all types of dementia takes a wide range of forms. Through our network of local services, we touch the lives of over 30,000 people every week, providing practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers. Every year, more than a million people make use of the information we provide.
Through campaigning and lobbying we strive to influence government policies and raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with dementia and the people who care for them. And through our research programme we work to improve the knowledge we have about dementia and its treatment - and pursuing the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
In East Lancashire we offer a range of services from our office in Burnley, including:
- Carers support groups in six locations, which give people caring for someone with dementia a chance to come together to receive emotional support and information in a safe setting;
- Dementia Adviser Service - providing a personalized information and signposting service for people who have been diagnosed with dementia;
- Dementia Support Service - offering one-to-one information and support for carers and family members.
We are currently rolling out a programme of information and support workshops for carers. The free workshops offer information about dementia itself, how to care for and support someone with dementia, how to access local support services, and planning for the future. They also offer an opportunity for carers to talk about their experiences and the impact of dementia on their lives, in a friendly and confidential environment. We want to hold workshops in as many East Lancashire towns as possible and your generosity will help us to do just that.
Alzheimer's Society East Lancashire office telephone 01282 421 233.
Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline 0845 300 0336