Support Groups & Activities
Newtown Music Group – Come to our friendly Newtown Music Group – For more information contact Newtown Memory Service 01686 617240
Do you enjoy singing or play an instrument or look after a person who does? Newtown now has a Music Group at the town library. We’ll be using songs from different decades to sing and enjoy together.
Please come and join us at Newtown Library for sessions and enjoy lovely songs focussed on reminisces. The group meets at 2.00pm and usually lasts an hour.
Why and songs and music good for the brain?
We have a very good long term memory for music and words set to music – you’ll be surprised just how much you can remember!
Enjoying songs and music in a group and using skills you might have forgotten you have, is a great way to boost self confidence.
Sing along with others who remember and enjoy the songs that you do too!
For more information contact Newtown Memory Service 01686 617240
Are the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, Here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Bethshan is an independent charity whose sole focus is to run bethshan nursing home. The home was opened in 2001 as a result of the vision and passion of hope church, Newtown who took up the challenge to provide Newtown wit its only Nursing home.
Dementia Connect is Alzheimer’s Society’s new and improved dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. With over 4,000 listings of local information, support and services, it’s the most comprehensive and easy-to-use online directory of its kind.
Alzheimer’s Help Line
If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s disease or about any other form of dementia, Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.
The Helpline is usually open from:
9am – 8pm Monday to Wednesday
9am – 5pm on Thursday and Friday
10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
Montgomery County Infirmary
Llanfair Road Newtown SY16 2DW
Tel: 01686 617200
Linda Woodward: 07974 935355
Lynda Evans: 07736120924
Care and Repair
Helping older and disabled people stay at home in comfort and security. Care and Repair in Powys provides expertise, advice and practical support to older people who need to undertake repairs, renovations or adaptations to their home. We do this to help people remain living at home independently, comfortably, safely and securely.
Dial a Ride
8.30-4.30pm Mon – Friday
Tel : 01686 622566 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire and Rescue
As a Fire & Rescue Service we therefore focus on giving free safety education to all members of the public. We are especially looking to provide this advice to the higher risk groups within our communities. These are predominantly the elderly, those living alone, single parents, people with mental health issues, the disabled, young & older drivers.
It is likely that one in four of us in any given year will experience a mental health problem. Problems with how we think and feel may arise from widespread experiences (such as pregnancy, bereavement, difficulties at home, school or work, physical illness or drug or alcohol misuse) or inherited factors.
Tel 01686 621586
Ponthafren Newtown offers a variety of courses and events for all to attend..
Ponthafren Newtown offers a free counselling service.
Service supports unpaid family Carers and Young Carers throughout Powys. To ask about the service, or refer someone or yourself call 01597 823 800
The organisation, Dementia Matters in Powys, has grown out of a grass roots initiative, the Brecon Area Dementia Friendly Community. Led by community volunteers, the project’s strength lies in its partnership and facilitative approach; seeking out and sharing good practice, networking and linking with other organisations and agencies, highlighting potential and resources, and within all of this giving a voice to those living with dementia so all outcomes are based on identified need. Fundamental to this way of working is the importance of doing things ‘with’ people rather than ‘for’ them, thus creating a community that respects, values and empowers those living with dementia and their carers, promoting independence and choice.