Brecon was the first town in Wales to be granted the status of ‘Working Towards Becoming Dementia Friendly’. In addition, the Brecon group was awarded the runners-up trophy at the Alzheimer’s Society’s national awards ceremony in 2015 in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities’, the only Welsh project to be shortlisted in any category.

Llanfaes School in Brecon won The National Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Award for Young Person’s Contribution 2016 as a result of their recent inter-generational project. Video clips about this project can be seen here.

Current activities in the area for people living with dementia are:

Tea, Chat & Activities in Brecon

Held every Tuesday 10.30 -12noon at Ty Croeso, St Davids House, 48 Free Street, Brecon, LD3 7BP. A weekly session for people living with dementia as well as friends and families affected by dementia. An opportunity to meet other people in a similar position and to try out some activities designed specifically for people with dementia. The sessions are also an opportunity to pick up information about dementia and dementia services in the area. Contact Enid Edwards 01874 712083 for further details.


Held every Thursday from March 9th from 12.30 - 3pm at St Johns Family Centre, Pendre, Brecon LD3 8AE. For people living with dementia, at risk of dementia or socially isolated, their families and carers. A light lunch is provided. Contact Yvie George on 01874 611723 for further details.

Singing Group

Held monthly on a Thursday 2.15pm - 3.45pm at Kensington Baptist Church Hall, Brecon LD3 9AR. The next session is on April 10th with more dates to follow). The group sing along to songs from different decades with a focus on using music to reminisce. Contact Sian Bourton on 01874 611723 for further details.

Brecon Library Knit and Knatter

Held every Thursday upstairs in Brecon Library from 11 to 12 noon. Beginners and visitors are welcome!

Drumming Together

Beat It Percussion CIC is launching a new Drumming Together programme at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. Starting in May 2017, the dementia-friendly sessions will be for older adults who are looking for something creative and social to get involved in, and will bring people together to play drums, chat and most importantly have fun.

We are looking for volunteers of all ages to help run and participate in these sessions. You don’t need musical knowledge; working with older people is the most important part of the volunteer’s role. Theatr Brycheiniog are also looking for volunteers to fill numerous roles and support their programme of events.

There is a Volunteer information event at Theatr Brycheiniog on Monday 27th March 1.30pm-3pm. At the information session you will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and the different volunteer roles available with Beat It and Theatr Brycheiniog, and if interested sign up. A volunteer training event will take place on Monday 3rd April. To find out more please contact Lynn at Beat It

Telephone 07875 090 946 Email

View the Brecon Dementia website

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