Dementia friendly Newport

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There are nearly 2,000 people living with dementia in Newport and it is important that those living with the condition are able to live as normally as possible with dignity and respect.

Council tax reduction

People with dementia may be eligible for a council tax discount for the Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI)... 


Newport City Council has successfully registered to receive the Alzheimer's Society National Accreditation as working towards becoming a dementia friendly city.

A joint delivery plan and partnership, Dementia Action Alliance, will raise awareness of dementia in local organisations and businesses through training and information events.

Dementia Friends

Over 700 people have attended Dementia Friends sessions in Newport to learn a bit about what its like to live with dementia and how to help and turn that understanding into action.

You will recognise a dementia friend by the small blue daisy badge that is awarded after attending a session.  

Book a free dementia friends session

Useful links

The Dementia Roadmap Wales 
Provides information about the dementia journey as well as local information about services, support groups and care pathways.

Understanding dementia 
Symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

Worried about your memory
For anyone concerned about their own, or someone else’s memory.

Living well with dementia
Many people are happier if they can remain independent in their own homes.

Diagnostic process Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages.

Resources for people living with dementia.

Living with early stage dementia (Age Cymru)

Caring for someone with dementia (Age UK)

Support for people struggling with their mental health and well-being.

Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018-2022

The Herbert Protocol for Missing People with Dementia links family carers with the relevant agencies should their loved one be reported missing.

Telephone support via Dementia Connect Alzheimer's Society


For further information contact Newport City Council

The Alzheimers Society website has information or call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122