Dementia Friendly Rossendale

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Rossendale

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Rossendale

About Us

Dementia Friendly Rossendale is a volunteer led initiative to help Rossendale become a Dementia Friendly Community. Supported by local organisations, the NHS and other public bodies.

Raising Awareness In Our Community

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People with dementia repeatedly state that the negative attitude of those they encounter on a day-to-day basis brings the biggest impact on their lives.
Consequently raising awareness has to be the starting point and is one of the core priorities of our plan.

We will build and make this already established credible platform much more localised and identifiable to Rossendale.
We will ensure that where “Raising Awareness” achieves its goals, this second area will be a natural progression to gain further “Learning and Understanding”

It’s clear to anyone who scopes Rossendale’s care profile and provision that there are numerous programmes and support activities, both within the health and social care sectors of the borough and those provided on a voluntary basis dealing with the people living with dementia and their carers.


Over the time DFR has been active, we have been fortunate to receive some very generous donations and large or small it doesn’t matter as what it does is enable some of the activities we arrange and support to go ahead for those living with dementia and their carers in the Rossendale area.
However activities such as the East Lancs Railway annual reminiscence trip are costly and due to several large donations most notably from the Mayor of Rossendale’s charity fund last year and an equally generous donation from Preston Rotary Club we have been able to put on these trips with a heavily subsidised rate for people who attend.
We also receive anonymous donations that we are extremely grateful for but obviously we respect the donors wish that their donation should remain anonymous but rest assure every donation is used to further the philosophy of DFR and its activities.
If you wish to make a donation whatever the amount please contact us via our contact form.

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