Dementia Friendly West Berkshire

Welcome to Dementia Friendly West Berkshire

Welcome to the home of Dementia Friendly West Berkshire (DFWB).

We are a group of individuals, volunteers and organisations including local businesses, the local authority, the emergency services, charities and more, who are committed to working together to make West Berkshire more dementia-friendly.

We work together with people living with dementia and their carers to ensure their voices are heard.

Our aim and purpose is to raise awareness of dementia, and increase the range and diversity of services available, reducing loneliness and isolation and increasing inclusivity and support.

We have pulled lots of information and signposting together in one place on this website to help make navigating the journey with dementia a little easier.

If you have any questions please contact our co-ordinator by clicking the ‘E-mail us’ button at the top of the page.

For a downloadable brochure about Dementia Friendly West Berkshire please click the link below.

Download the DFWB Brochure

Dementia Friendly West Berkshire

This website has been created to provide information and signposting in one central place to support all people affected by dementia and their carers across West Berkshire.

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Upcoming Events

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Members of Dementia Friendly West Berkshire include:

And many more.

Meet the team:

Our Chair Colin Waugh brings a wealth of experience to the group.

Colin has had a successful career in engineering, culminating in leading the business development team of a technology research centre. He brings experience in all aspects of business, strategy, facilitation and is passionate about creativity and innovation. Colin has led many collaborative initiatives and has a proven track record of bringing diverse organisations together.

His aim is now to work with charities and as dementia currently having an impact on his family, it is a natural area to support.

He is originally from Scotland, but has made West Berkshire his home for over 30 years. Colin has a honours degree in electronic engineering, is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and is a chartered

Contact Colin via e mail:

Our Dementia Coordinator is Sue Young.

Sue has lived in Newbury for 30 years and is eager to support Dementia Friendly West Berkshire in its ongoing efforts to make its communities more dementia friendly. Having had family members with dementia, and working with clients with dementia during her university placement, she is eager to positively impact the lives of those living with dementia and their carers.

Sue worked for Newbury BID and enjoyed promoting Newbury town centre via marketing and events, and bringing together a range of community groups.

Contact Sue via email:

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