Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Dementia Friendly Winchester (DFW)

July 27 2015
Winchester, United Kingdom

Dementia Friendly Winchester (DFW) is a group that evolved from the initiative to make Winchester high street a ‘dementia friendly high street’Dementia Friendly Winchester

The group is made up of volunteers who have a wide span of interest and expertise, from personal to professional, in working with people who are living with dementia.

A large number of the group are Dementia Champions, who have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver awareness sessions.


The aim of the group is to grow Winchester as a Dementia Friendly Community. This is a big task, so as a group we have decided to start by focusing of certain areas to help spread the word of this work. Our focus projects currently:

  • Present regular awareness sessions open to the public at Winchester Discovery Centre
  • Liaise with the Cathedral to run awareness sessions with volunteer staff; there is a Special Evensong in October to be dedicated to people living with dementia
  • The group also aims to support those businesses already signed up to Dementia Friendly High Street and signing up new businesses


If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, or if you would like to run some awareness sessions please contact


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