Essex Dementia Day

There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and over 20,000 in Essex. We are pleased to be supporting Essex Dementia Day on January 19th, offering information, support and training alongside other organisations across Essex.

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What a Year it’s Been!

Dementia Adventure CEO, Neil Mapes, shares his reflections on this past year, celebrating the incredible work of the charity and sharing the gratitude of the whole team for your support this year.

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Volunteer Co-Ordinator (Maternity Cover)

We depend on our network of volunteers to help us throughout the organisation. Our existing Volunteer Co-ordinator has developed a number of roles including volunteers to support the delivery of outdoor activities for people living with dementia and their carers, volunteer ambassador roles, fundraising volunteers and administration and support roles, including governance roles. We will need someone with considerable volunteer management experience to cover for her while she is away on Maternity leave.

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Holidays: A Volunteers Story

People living with dementia can often feel that things like holidays and travel are no longer available to them, but Dementia Adventure specialise in creating small group holidays for people living with dementia, their partners, family, friends or carer to enjoy together. DA supports people living with dementia and their carers by underwriting the cost of their holidays to make them as affordable as possible. One of the ways they do this is to train and equip a team of expert volunteers. Carol Bower volunteers with Dementia Adventure (DA) on their holidays. She has been on two holiday’s so far. Here’s Carol’s story…

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A Volunteers Story

In May, Chair of Trustee’s for Dementia Adventure – John Barnes volunteered as a supporter on one of our holidays. As part of Volunteers Week we spoke to John about his experience on the holiday, to find out what he had to say to people considering volunteering in the future.

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