Dartford Borough Council has partnered up with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services (ADSS) to help people living with the devastating effects of the disease.

From Wednesday, March 6, anyone who is either living with dementia or who knows someone affected by it, can attend a weekly drop-in sessions from 10am – 1pm at the Civic Centre.

The sessions aim to provide advice and tools that empower people, while reducing the impact the disease can have, so that people can continue living their lives the way they want. It’s all part of Dartford Borough Council’s aim to create a dementia friendly borough.

CEO of ADSS, Katie Antill said: “At ADSS, we are passionate about people with dementia getting the right support at the right time.

“Far too many have to cope alone with the impact dementia can have on their lives and that of their family. We are so pleased to be working in partnership with Dartford Borough Council to bring our weekly drop-in to the residents, to help us ensure everyone living in Kent with dementia, gets the support they need to live the life they want.”

Leader of the Council, Jeremy Kite said “We are proud to be working alongside ADSS in making Dartford dementia friendly. It’s important that together we create more inclusive spaces that not only provide support to those in need but are able to grow people’s awareness.

“ADSS does amazing work in providing care and support and I’m excited to see what we will achieve together. This is just the beginning of our journey.”

Published: 7th March 2024