Peterborough United has ‘united against dementia’ announcing Alzheimer’s Society as this season’s charity of the Year.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, working tirelessly to challenge perceptions, fund research and improve and provide care and support.
This year Alzheimer’s Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1979, we have reached hundreds and thousands of people with our services, changed the conversation on dementia, invested millions in research and campaigned hard for people affected by the disease to have the support they deserve.
Our animation video celebrates our achievements over the last 40 years - and shows how we're continuing to support everyone affected by dementia into the future.
If you or someone you know are worried about or affected by dementia, we are here for you. Get advice on a range of topics and find support near you, visit our website alzheimers.org.uk
Services in Peterborough
Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by dementia in Peterborough.
There are more than 1,900 people living with the condition across the county and dementia affects everyone differently.
A wide range of support is available through the City’s dedicated Dementia Resource Centre, on Lincoln Road, run by staff and supported by volunteers at Alzheimer’s Society. From one-to-one support from dementia advisers to dementia cafés, activities, information and peer support.
You can phone at any time during the opening hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, to talk in confidence with a member of staff from the Dementia Support Service.
Alternatively, come to one of the drop-in peer support groups:
• Fridays, 2pm - 3.30pm, for people with dementia
• Tuesdays, 10.30am - 12 noon for carers.
Staff are available to listen when you just feel the need to talk, or to offer information and advice on specific issues.
Get in touch
The Dementia Resource Centre,
441 Lincoln Road
Phone: 01733 893853
Open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Meet the team at the Dementia Resource Centre
Kevin Bowyer, Services Manager
I have worked at the Dementia Resource Centre since it opened in 2014 but I’ve been with Alzheimer’s Society for 16 years.
I’m proud of the high quality services we provide for people in Peterborough, for those living with dementia but also their families and carers.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to making life for people affected by dementia, more manageable through support and advice.
We want everyone affected by dementia to know that whoever you are, whatever you are going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for support, help and advice.
I’m a life-long fan of POSH so I’m delighted we are now able to work closely together and help spread further awareness of dementia.
Sophia Stanworth, Information Worker
Dementia affects so many of us in so many different ways, for me, I was a carer for my father who lived with the condition.
This is how I became involved with Alzheimer’s Society, at first as a volunteer for 10 years, and now I’m employed as an information worker and have been doing this role since 2016.
My job involves me giving talks about dementia at the Dementia Resource Centre, running information stands, co-ordinating our activity calendar, organising speakers for our Dementia Cafés and attending meetings about dementia particularly in the local hospitals.
I’m also a Dementia Friends Champion and can run Dementia Friends Information Sessions for local business and groups. My work steers towards helping make Peterborough a more dementia friendly place to live.
I’m passionate that people don’t face the difficulties I had to cope with when my father was first diagnosed. I want people to know that there is help out there and I can tell you where to find it.
Gary Sutcliffe, Community Fundraiser
Every pound raised through fundraising will help Alzheimer’s Society to provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
I joined Alzheimer’s Society in 2018 as community fundraiser for Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Through my role I try and support where possible, those locally setting up or taking part in activities which will help raise money for the charity. More and more people are wanting to help unite against dementia and it is humbling to see the lengths some go to.
Anyone can help raise money, it doesn’t have to be something you organise. Alzheimer’s Society has range of planned events for people to get involved in throughout the year. From Memory Walks to Elf Day and even a chance to show off some baking skills for Cupcake Day.
I’m always seeking new opportunities to connect with local businesses and form lasting partnerships. To be chosen as Peterborough United’s Charity of the Year is fantastic, we have lots planned throughout the season which the club’s supporters, players and staff can be a part of.
Unite now at alzheimers.org.uk