NEARLY £10,000 has been awarded to community projects which support people living with dementia in the county.

A photographer taking portraiture style images, volunteer groups which run well-being activities and a plan to produce awareness videos and radio soundbites related to dementia are among the projects to receive a share of the sum from the Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC).

The third sector membership service awarded 13 projects from across Denbighshire ahead of Dementia Action Week, held nationwide starting Monday, May 20. The projects include Dementia Friendly Denbigh, St Asaph Cathedral, Dementia Friendly Rhuddlan, Book of You (CIC) Rhyl, Artisans Collective, Prestatyn Pop In Centre, Age Connects North Wales Central, Gofal Dydd, Rhyl Men's Shed, 73 Degrees Community Limited, Don Jackson-Wyatt and Peter Harrison.

Helen Wilkinson, chief executive of DVSC, said: “We want to help fly the flag for Denbighshire by taking part in Dementia Action Week. We hope to raise awareness, build understanding and help start some community focused conversations about dementia. Above all else, we hope to transform awareness into action.”

DVSC will showcase the work of the award winners at the Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh, from 10am-2pm on May 22.

For more information contact DVSC by calling 01824 709316.

  • There are 45,000 people living with dementia in Wales, expected to rise by 31 per cent by 2021.