YoungDementia UK supports people affected with young onset dementia to live well by providing enabling support and care, and by promoting a better understanding of young onset dementia.
YoungDementia UK (YDUK) provides a range of specialised, high-quality, person-centred services for younger people with dementia and their families from diagnosis to beyond bereavement.
Our collaborative work with other service providers provides a network of support that recognises the individuality of each person affected by young onset dementia and supports their partner, family and wider community. Establishing contacts and relationships locally through our Family Service means that support can be triggered when necessary
Our one-to-one support aims to offer a very positive choice of 'things to do' for the person with dementia. A trained support worker partners the person, and they develop a trusting relationship. Once this is established, we work regularly alongside the person, encouraging, supporting, and pursuing activities that bring pleasure and satisfaction. The rich range of activities can be anything that is significant to the person, from warm companionship to fulfilling lifetime ambitions, and anything in between.
Our beneficiaries are generally found within Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties although our longer-term plans are to develop a UK-wide service. Due to the mix of urban and rural locations, without our support, a person could become very isolated. Our family service, offers opportunities throughout the year for people with young onset dementia, their family and friends to meet and enjoy time together supported by the YoungDementia UK team.
YoungDementia UK aims to:
- To provide a range of specialised, high quality, person-centred, enabling services for younger people with dementia and their families from diagnosis to beyond bereavement.
Established: April 2001
Registered Charity Number: 1085595
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 26
Phone number: 07591 220446
Address: 7 Mount Pleasant Crawley Road Witney Oxon OX28 1JEView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website