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The aim of the pop up hubs is a one stop shop information point for local residents, their carers and anyone else affected by or with an interest in dementia. The hubs will be placed in locations such as Worthing Library, St Lawrence Surgery, Southdown Leisure, Impulse Leisure, Worthing Hospital, Worthing Town Centre and Drumconner Care Home. The hubs are supported by a coordinator and someone from local organisations such as Carers Support West Sussex, Alzheimer's Society, Guild Care, Dementia Assessment Services, Carers and people living with dementia who are all part of the Worthing Dementia Action Alliance. The hubs are an opportunity for people to find out information if they don't know where else to go or may not have the resources to find out about local day services or support groups.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
A non clinical, friendly informative supportive service for absolutely anyone to access in a relaxed informal setting.
Steps to get it done:
We'll be working with over 40 dementia friendly partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver these pop up hubs. We will identify key areas across Adur and Worthing that give easy access for people to visit whether they intend to come and speak to us or happen upon us. Worthing has trialled some pop up dementia hubs in Worthing Library, St Lawrence Surgery and Southdown Leisure and these have highlighted the need for them to happen more frequently across a wider area. The coordinator will use some of the allocated time to visit local dementia services, community events and Alliances to ensure the pop up hubs are kept current and deliver new information at each one that is relevant to people affected by dementia.
About the space
West Sussex County Council