Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm

This charity works in the rural parishes of Wembury, Brixton, Yealmpton, Newton & Noss and Holbeton which are situated around the River Yealm in South Devon.  It focuses its work on supporting families who have a family member diagnosed with or living with dementia, and also raises awareness of dementia in the wider community. Around 45 families are currently supported, alongside another 40 people attending community based groups and activities.

At the October 2022 meeting, Allen Lane Trustees agreed a grant of £5,000 over two years towards Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm.  This funding is a contribution towards the general running costs of the charity.  Outcomes from the coming year are that the charity will aid the local area in becoming more dementia friendly; families will be helped to maintain quality of life when coping with a dementia diagnosis; and that it will work to improve alliances in the wider area.