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Who will help me after my diagnosis?

Alzheimer’s Society

They're a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society - Memory Action Group 

The Memory Action Group is a drop-in service. The service offers: refreshments, activities, games, information, support, day trips, entertainers and friendship.

Age UK

The team are trained to identify the information that will best answer your questions. This might be by sending you our advice guides or helping you to find local services run by Age UK in your area. If they can’t help, we will direct you to the best place to go for further support and advice.

Normanton Wellbeing Charity

The Well Project is a community centred charity based in Normanton, West Yorkshire. They work across the whole community providing positive activities for all to engage with.


The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. We’re a UK-wide charity providing free support to former coal miners and their families.

Since 1995, they've been working to improve lives and reduce disadvantage in coal mining communities. Their services make a real difference to people’s lives. Their focus is on providing for former mineworkers and their families most in need through our personal welfare service, helping people with practical and emotional support, benefits advice, advice about coping with ill-health and immobility and providing access to financial support.

Also they work to secure the future of recreational facilities in former coal mining communities and work with local mining charities to ensure their services continue.

Dementia UK - Admiral Nurses 

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. Continually supported and developed by Dementia UK, they provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.

Well Woman Centre 

They are a charity based in Wakefield providing mental health, emotional and practical support in a women only space. Supporting women of 16 and above at our premises in the centre of Wakefield and outreach, they provide a holistic, non-medical approach to helping improve women’s mental health and well-being.

Healthwatch Wakefield 

Healthwatch Wakefield is your local health and social care champion. From Overton to Knottingley and everywhere in between, we make sure NHS leaders and other decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.

Access Bus 

AccessBus is a dial-a-ride bus service providing door-to-door local transport, seven days a week between 9am and 5pm.

It is of particular benefit to people who are unable to use standard bus services, as the driver assists passengers from door-to-door, including boarding and alighting. The buses are fully accessible, fitted with seatbelts and the most up-to-date wheelchair restraints.

Social Care Direct 

You should contact Social Care Direct first if you or someone you know appears to need adult social care services in Wakefield.

Turning Point 

There are many ways that Turning Point Talking Therapies can help you to improve your wellbeing. Everyone who refers themselves for help will receive a screening assessment. This is normally 30-40 minutes and can take place over the telephone or face-to-face. After this screening assessment the clinician will discuss with you which options they feel would best meet your needs.

Live Well Wakefield 

Live Well Wakefield is a social wellbeing service, commissioned by Wakefield Council and jointly delivered by Nova Wakefield District and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service is for all adults (18+), who are Wakefield district residents in need of information, advice and support in coping with everyday life.

MY Therapy 

MY Therapy is a community-based therapy service providing visits to patients in their homes and clinic settings that are registered with a Wakefield GP in the district and the surrounding area.

Wakefield District Housing 

Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. They are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Their vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. We go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services.

Mental Health Navigators

There are 3 Registered Mental Health Nurses based within the three Connecting Care+
Hubs (Castleford Civic Centre, Waterton House and Bullenshaw.)

NHS - Dementia Guide 

If you or someone you know is worried about becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if they're older than 65, you should talk to a GP about the possibility of dementia.

This guide offers information for people with dementia and their families and friends. It aims to raise awareness of dementia, as well as help people create networks and better understand the impact of the condition.

Last updated: 1/6/2023