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Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Events and Forums

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance

Coming Up...

National Dementia Awareness Week

As part of this week, the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance aim to raise awareness of dementia by organising many events and sessions around Wealden to encourage people living with dementia, carers and family to take part in.

The Alliance will also be asking everyone to take actions big and small to help improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

To find out more about events taking place in May, please click on the Wealden's Dementia Awareness Fortnight Booklet (pdf).

Movies Make Memories

Next confirmed film screening:

Singin' in the Rain - Friday 29 June 2018

The screenings will be held at the Hailsham Pavilion Theatre on George Street, BN27 1AE, starting at 2pm, with doors opening at 1:30pm. Tickets cost £3 and carers can enter free of charge.

For more information please contact Hailsham Pavilion:

Telephone: 01323 841414

Email: info@hailshampavilion.co.uk

or visit The Hailsham Pavilion website (external link)

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Meeting

The next Dementia Action Alliance meeting will be on Thursday 7 June 2018 at Forest Row Sports Pavilion, RH18 5LS from 10am until 12noon. Please contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page if you would like to be involved.

Polegate Dementia Forum

 The next Polegate Dementia Forum meeting will be on Thursday 6 September 2018, from 10am until 12noon, at Queensmead Care Home, Polegate. Please contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page if you would like to be involved.

Ninfield Dementia Film Screening

Calamity Jane - Tuesday 15 May 2018

Ninfield Memorial Hall, Ninfield, TN33 9EE

Doors open at 1.30pm, film to start at 2pm

The screening is FREE but please book a seat. There will be a raffle and refreshments available.

For more information on future film screenings in Ninfield, please contact caroline.aherne@homeinstead.co.uk or call 01424 401402.

Accessible Swim Sessions

Freedom Leisure has organised accessible swim sessions in Hailsham, Uckfield and Crowborough, suitable for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people living with dementia.

Accessible sessions are held:

  • Every Friday 2.30pm - 3.30pm, term time only at Hailsham Freedom Leisure centre. For more information, please call Hailsham Freedom Leisure centre on 01323 846755 or email hailshamenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk.
  • Every Tuesday 2.30pm - 3.30pm, term time only at Uckfield Freedom Leisure centre. For more information, please call Uckfield Freedom Leisure centre on 01825 761160 or email uckfieldenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk
  • Every Tuesday 10am - 11am, term time only at Crowborough Freedom Leisure centre.  For more information, please call Crowborough Freedom Leisure centre on 01892 665488 or email crowboroughenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk.

Memory Cafe's

Know Dementia - Memory Moments Café

Every Monday at Uckfield Civic Centre from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Informal café including tea, coffee, cake and a little laughter. £1 per person, no booking necessary. Polegate memory cafe

Polegate Memory Café

Every first Thursday of the month at Polegate Community Centre. Tea, coffee, home made cakes and different activities every month. No booking necessary.


Our vision from the start was to set up local forums as Wealden is identified as a large and rural area. So far we have helped to create the Uckfield Forum and Polegate Forum. These forums work alongside their local community to become a dementia friendly community.

Wealden's Dementia Action Alliance Celebration (Tuesday 16th May 2017)


Contact the Community and Regeneration Team