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New Dementia Hub opens in Leeds

Community Links and Carers Leeds have partnered to offer a service for early onset dementia.

Young Dementia Leeds aims to ensure younger adults (those aged under 65) living with dementia in Leeds live as well as possible and benefit from meaningful activity, person-centred care and community involvement.

The service was launched in December 2017 and will ensure people within Leeds have access to a wide range of dementia information and advice, mutual and peer support, connecting people to groups and activities within their community. The service has already supported over 40 service users and carers.

Part of the service offering is a community based service providing 1:1 support or small group activities, offering a short break for family and carers.

Carers Leeds provide specialist support for carers of people with dementia, offering carers peer and social groups along with signposting and advice.

The service relocated to Cottingley in February. The refurbished hub has a bright open main area with games and relaxation areas, a sensory/pampering room, hairdressing, group room and outside area. The hub offers day respite for younger people living with dementia, providing a structured programme of activities, taking a more creative, less traditional approach to day care.

An official opening is planned for July 2018 – watch this space for information!

For more information about the service click here