Dementia Friendly Holywood












Radius Housing started working with the Holywood community to help develop Holywood into a dementia friendly community. Deirdre Carr, Care Services Manager has taken the lead in this project with the support of Dementia NI, the Alzheimer’s Society and local businesses.

The Project team worked on creating a newsletter that was dementia friendly including information relevant to people with dementia and their carer’s, providing information on dementia, services available, and recreational services available in their local community.

The project team met with members of Dementia NI Empowerment group to get ideas from the members of what they would want to read about. These newsletters can be viewed on our website.

The project to date has launched:

     ·       Memory Cafes – Twice a month

     ·       Carer Support group meetings – Once a month

     ·       Information sessions

     ·       Exercise clubs

     ·       Dementia friendly training for local businesses and carer groups

     ·       And of course the monthly Newsletter


The work doesn’t stop there, we are always looking for new ideas to bring to the Holywood Community. For further information please check out our Facebook and twitter pages:


or contact Deirdre Carr: 02890397160, or email