Dementia Friendly Sessions

Together Tuesday

Tuesday 14:00-16:00 at Hadleigh Pool & Leisure

People living with Dementia and their Carers know the things they are finding difficult. At Together Tuesday we try and focus on the positives. Offering people opportunities to take part in various activities, go on organised trips and receive support and advice. We welcome anyone who wishes to attend regardless of age or ability. Carers say “We gain so much from meeting others who face similar challenges to us. Jill and the Volunteers offer opportunities for us to spend time together doing positive things. At Together Tuesday we attempt to help make as many memories as we can positive. To find that person who is still there.

Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance

The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance formed in September 2014 with an aim of becoming the first Town in Suffolk to be recognised as working towards a Dementia Friendly Community. This was formally acknowledged by the Alzheimer’s Society in February 2015. Our action plan was created out of research with people living with or caring for someone with dementia with an aim to understanding how the community can support others to live well with dementia in Hadleigh.

Our community research tells us that there are 173 people registered with dementia in Hadleigh and with greater understanding and support as a community we aim to help others to live well with dementia.

Join the Alliance now, everyone has something to offer

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Dementia Friends

The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance aims to create 20 Dementia Friends Champions that are able to deliver dementia awareness sessions to 2000 people of Hadleigh community and help create three million dementia friends for the UK by 2020.

It is easy to become a dementia friend through online training click here

Attend a Local Dementia Friends Information Sessions Find now

Or why not take the next step and become a Dementia Champion and help the HDAA create more friends. Read more

Dementia Friendly Business

Whether you are a small, medium or large organisation or business it really is easy to become dementia friendly. The benefits are that you will support those living in our community to live well for longer. Our research shows us that people living with or caring for someone with dementia stop doing things due to the lack of understanding and support. These include, eating out, shopping and socialising.

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Stay Active & Connected

Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia. Exercise is beneficial for physical and mental health and may improve the quality of life for people in all stages of the condition.

Benefits include:

Stay Active and Connected sign posts people living in our community to regular groups and sessions that can help you live well with dementia.

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There are so many ways that you can get involved and this is by contacting any of the groups shown on our stay active and connected or Together Tuesday flyer. If you would like to become a volunteer for the Alliance just get in touch.

How to get involved

Application form

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Media Library

The HDAA aims to share our news and progress by telling you all about how we are raising awareness and understanding in Hadleigh.

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Media stories / photos and press release and images

Images of Big Sing, Coffee morning, etc fundraising images


The HDAA is a community group and has no formal funding strategy in place. If you are able to raise funds for the Alliance to support our work please get in touch.

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a group supporting carers to live well in Hadleigh

The group has been formed in response to an identified need for Carers to have respite from the task of caring. The aim is to allow Carers to have space and possibly take part in the Community Activities available at the Centre, therefore maintaining the best possible Mental and Physical Health


The group meets for 2 hours on a Wednesday morning, 10.30-12.30, at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Centre. The sessions are relaxed in nature offering opportunities to chat, read the paper or do a jig saw and those attending would be supported for the duration by Jill Mason. Jill is well known for her support of the people of Hadleigh and is able to call upon a group of very capable volunteers who together will allow the unpaid Carer to take time out from the task of caring.

Various activities are already in place at the Leisure Centre on a Wednesday and will be available to Carers. Popular examples include casual swimming, table tennis, and use of the gym and exercise classes which members or non-members may attend. Those wishing to enjoy a break and some free time may like to use this opportunity to go out to the shops, attend appointments or simply have a rest once agreed between both parties. Sessions commence in March 2019. The group offers two hours during which Carers and the Cared For are safe, supported and able to meet and socialise with others.


A small charge of £5 per person will be made for the Cared For to attend the session during which tea and biscuits will be available.