Dementia Action Week - Highlighting Local Events

Discover Home Instead Fareham's commitment to dementia care during Dementia Action Week and beyond, including free community activities and expert support.

During Dementia Action Week (13-19 May 2024), we spotlight those living with dementia and the networks that support them. The whole team at Home Instead in Fareham and Gosport play a pivotal role in providing resources and support to older adults living with dementia, and we take pride in our contribution.

Join us to talk about dementia

With our local partners at Fareham Shopping Centre

In collaboration with key local organisations such as the Royal British Legion and Andover Mind, Home Instead Fareham and Gosport will host a public forum during Dementia Awareness Week at Fareham Shopping Centre.

Participants include:

  Home Instead Fareham and Gosport

  Dementia Advisors (Andover Mind)

  Royal British Legion

  Recapture Life

  Dementia Hub

  Dementia Friendly Hampshire

Join us! This event brings together a plethora of knowledge and resources, bringing valuable dementia support to an easily accessible public forum.

When: Monday 13th May, 10am-2pm  

Where: Osborn Square, Fareham Shopping Centre, Thackeray Mall, Fareham PO16 0PQ

Our Friendship and Memory Cafes in Lee-on-Solent and Wickham

Recognising the importance of social connections and ongoing engagement, we host free sessions at our Friendship and Memory Cafes in Lee-on-Solent and Wickham. These welcoming groups provide a safe space for individuals living with dementia—and their carers—to enjoy activities such as quizzes, indoor curling, and seated yoga, fostering community ties and shared experiences.

Our Friendship and Memory Cafes in Lee-on-Solent and Wickham

Singing to Remember in Stubbington

Music has a unique ability to evoke memories and enhance well-being for those living with dementia. Acknowledging this, we organise a ‘Singing to Remember’ group in Stubbington, offering therapeutic benefits and opportunities to connect through music.

Our Memory Choir

The recently formed Memory Choir, in partnership with Dementia Friendly Fareham and Gosport and Dementia Friendly Hampshire, demonstrates our commitment to using music therapeutically. Choir members come together in song, connecting with the community and preparing for a heartwarming performance set for summer 2025.

Specialist dementia care training for our team

Our Care Professionals are the skilled and compassionate individuals who provide in-home care, and are essential to our services. Each professional participates in Home Instead exclusive City and Guilds accredited dementia care programme, highlighting our unique capability to deliver exceptional training. This investment underscores our dedication to providing the highest standard of care.

Specialist dementia care training for our team

Our community action

Beyond our care services, we conduct dementia awareness presentations for various local community groups. Enhancing understanding and support is crucial for improving the daily lives of those living with dementia. By educating the wider community, we aim to foster an environment of empathy and support, enriching every interaction.

At Home Instead, our commitment extends beyond Dementia Action Week. From our bespoke approach to in-home care to our community activities, we remain dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults living with dementia in Fareham, Gosport, Lee-on-Solent, and surrounding areas.

Dementia Action Week Highlighting Local Events

Get in touch

For more information on how our dementia care services can improve outcomes, please read our case study, or to find out more about our memory and friendship cafes call us on 01329 596 706. For job opportunities, please apply online via our website.