Health and Wellbeing

Dementia Friendly Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim have committed to becoming a Dementia Friendly Borough through their Community Plan, “Putting People First”.

A number of activities and support services are available throughout the Borough for anyone impacted by Dementia, as well as free awareness training for residents and organisations who wish to become ‘Dementia Friendly’.

Further information on local support services is available below.

 

Dementia Events     Support for Community Activities     

Pre-Visit Guides     Signposting and Dementia Support Services


Dementia Events

Upcoming Council events for people impacted by Dementia will appear below.

Event

Date

Time

Location

‘Do you see me?’ art exhibition featuring inspiring artwork created by individuals living with Dementia from across Mid and East Antrim and beyond.

Tuesday 9 January until Saturday 20 January 2024

*Please note the exhibition will not be open on Sunday 14 January 2024.*

10am – 4pm daily

The Braid, Bridge Street, Ballymena,

Entry is free of charge.

Support for Community Activities

If you currently offer Dementia-specific activities or support in the Mid and East Antrim area, or would like to start up a new Dementia activity, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Amanda Cotter, DEA Officer Amanda.cotter@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or M: 07391 863 492 for further information.

Pre-Visit Guides

Pre-visit accessibility guides are a great help for disabled people, and if relevant their carers, to plan for a rewarding day trip or as part of a longer break.

Two guides have been produced through a recent dementia friendly heritage project led by Council and funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The guides are for The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall and Whitehead Railway Museum.

You can find some background on the project and a link to both guides on the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland website.