Wealden Dementia Action Alliance was set up in May 2016 to help make our district more dementia friendly and raise the awareness amongst our residents and businesses. With a lot of local support from various community groups, volunteers, businesses and many more we now have four local dementia forums across the district all making a difference in their community and raising the awareness of dementia. 

Did you know...

35% of people with dementia reported moderate to severe loneliness

Community Cafes

These monthly community cafes are run in partnership with local organisations. They’re free to attend and offer a variety of activities.

Withyham – Kings’ Hall, Withyham

Willingdon – Trinity Church Hall, Willingdon

Crowborough – Oasis Community Church

Polegate- Polegate Community Centre

Hailsham – St Wilfrid’s Church

Hartfield – St Mary’s Church, Hartfield

Saturday Social – Victoria Pavilion, Uckfield

You can find more information about the cafes here.

Film Afternoons

Film afternoons for everyone to enjoy, you can find more information here.

Hailsham Pavilion Golden Oldies – Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AE

Ninfield Musical Matinees- Ninfield Memorial Hall Bexhill Rd, Ninfield, Battle TN33 9EE

Pine Grove Pictures Golden Oldies – Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, TN6 1FE


We have a weekly email which provides information on all of our forum meeting dates, current information and links to useful information. If you would like to sign up to this please email


Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society provide useful information and advice, as well as list local support services and activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers can provide free practical and emotional advice – face to face, by telephone, or online. We can put you in touch with other carers, and help you navigate the range of services available locally.


DISC is a support service for the Carers and former Carers of people living with Dementia. We will support you from the journey to diagnosis until the end of your caring role.

Friends of Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Facebook Group

Friends of Wealden Dementia Action Alliance group is a safe space for our members to chat, share news and ideas.