Charity annual report 2017


We have 4 Trustees, the Trustees meet 3 times a year to discuss the direction and progression of the charity, our
projects and how they are benefitting the community, all projects and events are organised and taken into the
community by our fantastic volunteers who report back to trustees.

We recruit our Trustees based on their skill, their empathy for the subject and through volunteers and people we meet whilst working in the community.

Our Objectives

For the benefit of people living with dementia in Lancashire and beyond to: Raise awareness of Dementia and of the
impact of dementia on affected people and their families and carers. Strive to improve the care and quality of life for
people living with dementia and those who care for them. Facilitate improved care through enabling better and more
specialised training for carers working with dementia. Work alongside other charities/organisations to support the
improvement of existing services or projects and the development of new sustainable services and projects. Support
research into dementia related care and development of treatment /care standards.

When we were founded in November 2015 our main aim was to raise awareness of dementia and surrounding issues
and to build trust and credibility within the community. Throughout 2016-2017 we have worked hard to raise
awareness, attending events and reaching out to people of all ages all over Lancashire and beyond, delivering Dementia
Awareness quizzes, facilitating Memory Catcher life story projects, talking with/advising people, signposting and
referring them to organisations/groups and services that can help and support them on their journey through dementia.

In 2016 we received funding of £9,989 from the the Big Lottery Fund and £9,926.93 from the East Lancashire Clinical
Commissioning Group(ELCCG), the awards were spent on event equipment, office equipment, events, volunteers,
transport, website, marketing, merchandise, office furniture, shop fittings etc. We have held a Dementia Information
Point/Hub once a week since September 31st 2016, on Wednesdays in the 1st Call Hyndburn unit in Accrington
Arndale, where we have met, advised, referred and signposted people to groups and organisations for much needed
help and support. We deliver a Dementia Awareness quiz at CSNW, facilitate Memory Catcher projects and we are also
a very pro-active member of the Hyndburn Dementia Action Alliance(HDAA)and have been instrumental along with
other organisations, groups and services in organising, promoting and facilitating the HDAA quarterly Dementia Hub for
the Community, the 1st of which was December 2016.

Our benefit to the community has been measured by the response we have had from the people we have worked with
and supported through our Dementia Information Point/Hub, through the events we have attended and organised and
from organisations and groups we have worked with/alongside in Hyndburn and other areas of Lancashire.