A friendly face
For anyone affected by dementia, who wants to talk to someone living with dementia.
A Friendly Face is run by volunteers with a diagnosis of dementia. Please feel free to call anytime for a chat. If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you, or you can ring one of the other numbers.
Where it appears that an adult is experiencing, or at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect, the Council has a legal responsibility to undertake enquiries to determine whether this is the case and to formulate a response to ensure that the adult is protected.
Staff and members of the public can contact Social Services for advice, or you can call 999 to contact the Police directly if you think that a crime has been committed or someone is in immediate danger. During office hours please contact Social Services on 01352 803444 or North Wales Police 101. If you are concerned that an older person is being abused you can also contact the Action on Elder Abuse support line on 0808 808 8141 or Age Connects North East Wales on 08450 549969.
Out of hours contact the Police on 101 or in emergency call 999.
Ageing Well in Flintshire – Summary Action Plan
The Ageing Well in Flintshire Action Plan identifies what needs to be done and by whom, to make growing older in Flintshire a good place to be.
Alzheimer’s Society Cymru
Find out more about Alzheimer's Society Cymru and get resources about dementia in Welsh
Dementia Supporting Communities Resource Hub
On this page you'll find handy guides and tools to support you in making your community more dementia friendly, and links to websites and organisations to help you.
Dewis Cymru is a website that has been developed to help people find information about organisations and services that can help them take control of their own well-being. It’s got information that can help you think about what matters to you, and it’s also got information about people and services in your area that can help you with the things that matter to you.
Flintshire Connects brings together Flintshire County Council, North Wales Police, Job Centre Plus and other partner organisations, to deliver high quality customer focused services to the public and vulnerable individuals in our community that find it difficult to access services online or by phone.
At Flintshire Connects, you can speak to one of our trained Customer Service Advisors about a range of Council services.
Flintshire Connects centres are located in Buckley, Connah's Quay, Flint, Holywell and Mold.
Knowledge is Power
Handy hints that might help make life a little easier after a diagnosis of dementia. This booklet was written by people living with dementia, for people living with dementia.
Like Minded - A New Dementia Meet up
The session, which is designed by people living with dementia for people living with early to moderate stages of dementia, will offer a supportive and friendly atmosphere through which to discuss new ideas, be that for crafts, fun event ideas, raising awareness, or simply to offer support and friendship to one another.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales protects and promotes the rights of older people throughout Wales, scrutinising and influencing a wide range of policy and practice to improve their lives. She provides help and support directly to older people through her casework team and works to empower older people and ensure that their voices are heard and acted upon. The Commissioner’s role is underpinned by a set of unique legal powers to support her in reviewing the work of public bodies and holding them to account when necessary.
A range of Telecare equipment is available to support independence. Telecare equipment can be linked to a 24 hour monitoring service or through to a mobile phone or carer alert system. Whatever your situation, help can be called.
The Telecare equipment is available following an assessment to anyone who lives in Flintshire and feels it may make a difference to their lives. There is a one off payment of £25 plus VAT for the installation. Also there is a monitoring charge of £2.20 plus VAT a week.
For more information contact 01352 803444 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wales Dementia Helpline
The helpline offers emotional support to anyone, of any age, who is caring for someone with Dementia as well as other family members or friends.
The service will also help and support those who have been diagnosed with Dementia.
Tel: 0808 808 2235
Which? ‘Later Life Care’ web pages. Free, independent and practical guidance about making care choices across the UK. These pages hold information on Dementia and a Care services Directory