Better Understanding Of Dementia For Sandwell

Better Understanding Of Dementia For Sandwell

Charity information

Better Understanding Of Dementia For Sandwell

B. U. D. S. Provides care, social contact and stimulating activities fo at its 18 weekday clubs. These meet at a number of locations around Sandwell, usually in community centres. Activities include simple games, reminiscing, music, poetry, use of iPads (remarkably popular! ) etc.
Transport is provided for users. It also has a volunteer-led befriending scheme for sufferers and carers and gives carers the opportunity of an occasional break. There is also telephone or
face-to-face support.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    BUDS aims t improve the quality of life of people experiencing dementia by slowing the progress of the disorder, reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing

  • Aims

    Better Understanding Of Dementia For Sandwell aims to:

    • Support for the weekly social clubs for people with dementia. The provision of mentally and physically stimulating activities in a friendly environment and also a healthy cooked meal
    • Befriending service for the family/carers of people with dementia. Someone they can turn to for advice and friendship, to provide occasional help with care or a brief respite in the home.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1133484

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 80

    Phone number: 0121 565 3721

    Address: Great Bridge Library, Sheepwash Lane, Tipton, West Midlands d DY4 7JF

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website