Alsager High School

In April 2017, Alsager Partnership invited Alsager High School to collaborate and develop a community art project that would link into their Dementia Friendly Town work and the outcome of their efforts has been outstanding. Not only did they come up with an innovative way to engage with people living with dementia, but they have now implemented workshops as part of their curriculum, making their idea a reality.

Initially, students and staff came up with an initiative whereby they utilised Microsoft Sway Technology in an innovative way to support living with dementia. Alsager High School staff and students ran a series of art workshops that led to a personalised interactive Sway Life Story for people with living with dementia, their families, and carers.

More information alongside images about their work can be found on their website at Alsager School Creative Arts Community Showcase. Also check out images via Flickr by clicking here.

Microsoft has shown a huge interest in this initiative and the work of Alsager Partnership and Alsager School featured it in their edition of The Feed magazine (ref: pages 24,25,26) Microsoft The Feed Magazine March-April 2017.

To say that we are excited is an understatement! This project has now been entered for a UK Parliamentary Education Award and a Cheshire East Schools Award.

In addition to the above, in January 2018 all Alsager School Year 12 students and some staff completed a Dementia Friend Session making them all Dementia Friends. There is now a programme in place, whereby by the end of March 2018 the whole school will be registered as Dementia Friends.

If you have any questions about the work of Alsager School with Alsager Partnership, please telephone 07825 776 921 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alsager Memory Café

As part of Alsager Partnership's ongoing initiative working toward making Alsager a Dementia Friendly Town, a dedicated Memory Café is now open to people living with dementia and their carers.

The café is open on the last Friday of every month from 10.30am until 12.30pm at the Alsager Library, 1st floor (lift access is available). It is free to attend and there are always lots of activities for visitors to get involved with and advice is available. Alternatively, you can just come along to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a natter.

The café is supported by suitably trained workers and volunteers and we will be giving out ID cards to anyone that may wish to have them.

So, do come along and meet old friends and perhaps make some new!

Anyone living with dementia and their carers are most welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there. Admission is FREE.

If you have any questions, please telephone 07825776921 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOGETHER WE CAN HELP PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA TO LIVE WELL IN OUR TOWN

A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.

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Alsager Scouts

In November 2016, Trent Beaver colony of 1st Alsager Scouts joined a Scouting community impact campaign ‘ A Million Hands’. The project supports four social issues chosen by young people within Scouting. Trent Beavers decided to support those living with Dementia, focusing on how young people can help make their lives better. During 2017, the Beavers took part in sessions to help them understand what it is like to live with Dementia, became Dementia Friends, appeared on Radio Stoke and sang to the residents of a local care home.

The project is run locally by one of the leaders Rob Davies, who got in touch with the Partnership to support the Alsager Dementia Friendly Town initiative. Through this, the Beavers have supported the memory café and plan to support a summer concert in 2018.

Trent Beavers are putting smiles on those living with Dementia locally, and are leading the way for a Dementia Friendly future generation in Alsager. The Beavers make a promise when they join Scouts to do their best and to be kind and helpful. In this project, they are certainly doing this and Alsager Scouts and The Alsager Partnership are proud of them.

Become a Dementia Friend

In January 2017, Alsager Partnership pledged to work toward making Alsager a Dementia Friendly Town. As part of this, we already have many social activities in place and local shops and businesses on board to support this initiative. One big focus for us to make as many Dementia Friends in Alsager and the surrounding areas as possible and we have already made an incredible start to this process.

We are currently running a programme of FREE monthly Dementia Friend Sessions and anyone can attend. All sessions are held at The United Reform Church, Brookhouse Road, Alsager, ST7 2PA.

About Alzheimer’s Dementia Friend Programme

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch an online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Information Sessions

Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create a dementia friendly community. Please contact us if you would like to attend one of our Dementia Friend Sessions and we can let you know dates available.  Alternatively, if you are a group or business who would like a dedicated session specific to your needs, this can be arranged so just give us a call.

For any questions about becoming a Dementia Friend, please telephone 07825776921 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOGETHER WE CAN HELP PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA TO LIVE WELL IN OUR TOWN

Dementia Friendly Church Service

This dementia friendly church service is specifically designed and delivered to help meet the needs of someone living with memory loss and or dementia and their carers. The service is very relaxed and interactive. It incorporates well known and loved hymns, bible passages, and prayers.

Everyone is welcome and there is no admission fee.

Please do join Reverend Murray at the United Reform Church on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

If you have any questions, please telephone 07825776921 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOGETHER WE CAN HELP PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA TO LIVE WELL IN OUR TOWN

A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.

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A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.

Become a Dementia Friend