Swansea North Dementia Carer Proj - Cwm Llwc SCVS logosA partnership between SCVS, Cwmtawe and Llwchwr Clusters, and funded by the West Glamorgan Regional Partnership (ICF Dementia Funding); Swansea North Dementia and Carer Project supports people living with Dementia, and carers of people with Dementia, registered in GP Practices in the Cwmtawe and Llwchwr areas of Swansea.

The project provides people living with dementia, and their carers, an opportunity to engage socially in the community, access community resources with the support of a volunteer; as well as reducing isolation and offering a listening ear to those it supports.

The GP Practices supported by the project are:

  • Cwmtawe Medical Group (Clydach Primary Care Centre, New Cross Surgery, Sway Road Surgery)
  • Llansamlet Surgery
  • Strawberry Place Surgery
  • Estuary Group Practice (Gowerton Medical Centre, Penclawdd Health Centre, PenyBryn Surgery)
  • Princess Street Surgery
  • Tal Y Bont Surgery
  • Ty'r Felin Surgery

Getting support from the project

If you’re worried about your memory, concerned about a family member or friend, caring for someone living with dementia, and are registered with one of the GP Practices listed above; get in touch with Elaine James on 07908 742718 / 01792 544000 or email [email protected] to access support from the project.

Volunteering with the Swansea North Dementia and Carer Project

We’re looking for people who have an interest in supporting people with Dementia and/or Carers of people with Dementia, have personal experience of caring for someone with Dementia (only applies to the volunteer peer mentor role), who are honest, reliable, have a non-judgmental attitude and respect confidentiality. 

If this sounds like you, we have a range of opportunities, including:

  • Supporting people with Dementia to engage socially in the community and to access community resources.
  • Supporting carers of people with Dementia to engage socially in the community, to access community resources and to offer a listening ear

What you can expect:

Swansea North Dementia Proj funders - west glam and WG logo comboYou’ll be fully trained as a Volunteer Befriender or Volunteer Peer Mentor, receive ongoing support from the Swansea North Dementia and Carer Project Worker, as well as one to one supervision; and will be a critical part of a new project designed to make a difference to the lives of people with Dementia and Carers of people living with Dementia.  

To find out more about becoming a volunteer with the project, contact Elaine James on 07908 742718 / 01792 544000 or email [email protected]