We are delighted to announce the appointment of Charlie Draper to the position of Director, Clinical & Operational Services, YPWD.
A recent interview aired on BBC Radio Berkshire covering the effects of the lockdowns and the ways in which YPWD Berkshire continues to support people with Young Onset Dementia.
Our member of team Richard reflects on the return of our group workshops during June for our people with young onset dementia.
We'd like to introduce you to Jennifer. She's taken on one heck of a challenge to walk a million steps (yes, a million steps) to raise funds and awareness for YPWD.
Joining us for our team Q&A this month is Erin Locke. Erin's been very generous in her answers and we are very grateful to her for sharing these with us.
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new and refreshed website which ‘went live’ last week.
We are very pleased to share with you our June 2021 book review from our YPWD Library. Our thanks on this occasion go to Alain Wilkes who is one of the charity’s Trustees.
YPWD is proud to announce that its library continues to be open for business, and we can send you a book through the post!
Over the past nine weeks friends and carers from YPWD have taken part in workshops with Turtle Song.
We are very pleased to share with you our first book review from our YPWD Library. Our thanks on this occasion go to David Fisher who is one of the charity’s Trustees.
We have brought together some handy information from three organisations that may be of use to you in the day to day.
YPWD is proud to announce that its library continues to be open for business, and we can send you a book through the post
We'd like to introduce you to Mark who is the charity's Director.
Are you, or perhaps somebody that you know, a certified Bookkeeper with experience of working for charitable and/or commercial organisations?
YPWD Berkshire is looking to secure grant funding from the Aviva Community Fund to run “Back Together Again” workshops for our service users to help them to get back together socially again after
YPWD is proud to announce that its library is open for business once again! Unfortunately, during the pandemic our offices have been closed and our library has been sitting in the dark for much of
We'd like to introduce you to Karen, who is the charity's Services Delivery Manager.
Sophie is working towards her Brownies Gold Award and part of this involved her having to complete the Charities Badge.
A few months ago the author Jamie Stonebridge took part in one of the charity’s Reader Group workshops. This came about because the charity had been using Jamie’s books in the Reader Group and wan
Over the next few months we are going to be highlighting the personal stories of some of the carers and people with dementia that use YPWD. In this first article we hear from Jo and Martin first,
Lisa Mooney is YPWD's new Chair of Trustees.
The name may not be immediately familiar, but the song 'Fire' should be as it was a global hit in 1968. Arthur provided lead vocals and co-wrote the song too.
Looking back – the online Cooking Workshop with Erin
This year we have a couple of members of our team working on raising our social media profile in order to create more awareness about Young Onset Dementia, and the work the charity does.
Debbie is part of our services team and you'll see her on our online workshops. Behind the scenes she looks after our volunteers too.
We would like to strengthen our Board of Trustees by recruiting a new Treasurer.
As many of you already know our 2020 Christmas Concert did not go ahead. This was a similar experience for many other charity and voluntary organisations throughout the UK. Not only is the concer
Many of you will know Julie as our member of team who responds to enquiries and is the heart of busin
For those of you that care for a loved one with dementia you may have noticed that every few months we ask you to complete a survey to help YPWD to understand how we are doing, and how we are helpi
YPWD Berkshire services will begin on 4 January 2021
We've been collaborating with Royal Collection Trust to give people living with Young Onset Dementia a chance to step into Windsor Castle on Zoom as the pandemic continues to limit face to face con
YPWD hold monthly Carer groups. Our aim is to connect Carers from across Berkshire that support a younger person living with Dementia. The objective is that this group provides Carers with the op
Amy Pagan officially joins the charity in January 2021 and you'll see her on our video workshops and out and about on walks and micro-groups.
The past six weeks we have been running a very successful and enjoyable online Reader Group.
Throughout the county there are now Dementia Care Advisors providing support in each locality, and we felt it would be wise to catch up with them to find out about their current services following
Unfortunately our annual Christmas Concert has fallen victim to this year's pandemic, like so many other live events across the country and around the world. This annual event allows the charity t
Charity statement following the government announcement regarding the ‘lockdown’ of England from Thursday 5 November 2020
Buchi is one of YPWD’s trustees responsible for the governance of the charity and making sure that we continue to maintain our obligations to the Charity Commission.
We are incredibly happy to be able to announce that we have been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund and HM Government.
We wanted to shine a light on those very special people that give up their time to fundraise for YPWD. This is an interview with Mark where he kindly shares why he likes raising funds for YPWD.
It was with joy and anticipation that we returned to some of our favourite workshops in August. With restrictions still in place, we have been forced into the 21st century and for the first time i
Linda and Sharon are on a mission to use their upcycling skills to take unloved and unwanted items, and to breath new life into them and sell them to new owners. What they make they will donate to
Would you like to join a forward thinking, innovative, award winning charity?
Then look no further.
On September 22 2020 Younger People With Dementia delivered their Annual Meeting review and celebration of 2019-20 at the charity.
Our latest development is to bring the average household garden online with a range of wildlife specialists lending a hand to share their knowledge about everything from bats to creepy crawlies.
We would like to invite you to our Annual Meeting which is being held on Zoom on Tuesday 22 September from 5:30pm.
Gill Stokes introduces a new workshop that will help to create individual books for those taking part.
Join Richard from the YPWD services team as he goes on a visit to see a YPWD family for the first time since March:
We are very grateful to Phil for taking the time to answer our questions and share with us a few things that you may not have known about him. Phil works for YPWD two days a week and is a member o
The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a significant impact on charities throughout the UK, with estimates of a £10bn loss in income.
YPWD Trustee and Healthcare Public Health Specialist Dr Buchi Reddy has identified two recent alerts from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) that highlight how the YPWD model of supp
For many of you out there you'll know that here at YPWD we haven't allowed lockdown to curtail our services that are used by people living with Young Onset Dementia and their carers.
Back in 2013 the first of what has turned out to be many supportive, regional PCA carer group meetings was held, to give carers with a loved one with a PCA diagnosis the chance to share what they w
Fi – Running 48 10km runs in her 48th year for YPWD in California
To combat an occasional lack of motivation my husband and I came up with the idea of me running 48 10k’s
On behalf of the charity’s board of trustees and myself we welcome your patience, continued trust and resolve to keep you and your family safe, healthy and productive through these unprecedented an
A big thanks to Gill for answering our questions this edition. Gill is one of the charity's very talented Assistant Project Respite Workers - take it away Gill:
Jenny's a Wokshop Lead at YPWD and has kindly taken time out to be the 'A day in the life' feature for this edition of the e-newsletter.
In this completely unique situation we are completely aware that you may need to talk to someone. The team at YPWD are available for you and so are many other people as well including our friends
YPWD were offered the opportunity for the shared use of a building and a half acre of grounds at the Old Rectory in Padworth.
THE SALT PATH by RAYNOR WINN
This is the inspirational biographical story of a couple, Moth and Raynor, in their 50’s, who get evicted from their Welsh farm after a busin
Hello to all those reading this follow up of what the Stronger Together Group has been up to over the winter.
Research drives understanding and change across the world. There is no better example of it currently as the global effort to understand Covid-19 and to develop a vaccine.
The Alzheimer’s Society Empowerment Group recently attended a very informative discussion on some of the ways in which any of us may become the victims of scamming and tips on how we may protect ou
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 16 March 2020 the YPWD board of trustees has made the decision to suspend workshop activities.
In light of the nationally developing Covid-19 situation we would like to share with all our friends the guidelines we are following, and the actions that we are taking at YPWD.
Do you support a family member with Young Onset Dementia?
The Empowerment Group meets regularly from 2pm to 4pm on the third Monday of the month at the Alzheimer’s Society in London Street, Reading.
Hello Kathy, thank you for taking part in this newsletter. Could you start by telling us about how you became involved in the charity, why that happened and what you do now?
We’re keen to give thanks and thumbs up to the many generous people that have contributed over the past couple of months to YPWD allowing us to continue to provide our services to keep carers and t
As YPWD continues to grow and develop, supporting people diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia, we are committed to having a voluntary Board of Trustees that can provide the charity with a breadth of
Don’t miss out on two upcoming events being hosted by YPWD during December as we count down to Christmas.
So Richard, can you explain what you do at YPWD and what you did before working at the charity?
What do a Brownie unit and eight cyclists have in common? Well they have both put themselves forward to raise funds for YPWD over the coming months.
We’re back - and with a new name in 2019!
Our re-launch of regular, fun and informal evenings of entertainment got a resounding thumbs-up from our guests on 28 August!
YPWD provided free tickets for Henley Literary Festival this year.
In July YPWD organised a scenic riverboat cruise trip for our attendees and their families along the River Thames in Henley. The trip was held in our two week summer break from our workshops, enab
There are a number of very dedicated, generous and talented volunteers helping to support people with dementia and their carers throughout the working week for YPWD and we’d like to introduce Brian
Two of YPWD Berkshire’s trustees, Peter Watson and Dr Jacqui Hussey are members of the Young Dementia Network steering group. This is a national group which comprises people living with young onse
In May we posted our thoughts on Facebook about ‘Married to Alzheimer’s: A Life Less Ordinary’ by Steph Booth. This was part of our highlighting the dedicated dementia library service, based at th
Following the very successful first FTD Regional Support Group, we are pleased to announce the date for our next meeting which will be on Wednesday 14 August, from 4pm to 6pm at Indigo House in Wok
If you find yourself shopping online you’re probably likely to be shopping on Amazon. If that’s the case you can raise funds for YPWD while you shop and support people with young onset dementia.
We are delighted to announce that, by popular request, our evenings of entertainment and fun for younger people with dementia, your families and friends are set to return on 28 August!
We are all feeling so inspired on our return to our kitchen garden in Inkpen, amid the idyllic far-reaching views of West Berkshire, that we wanted to offer you a glimpse of it through our gardenin
A first of its kind library service, offering a range of books on dementia, has opened at the Younger People with Dementia Charity in Wokingham.
Younger People with Dementia are incredibly proud to announce that Clinical Director, Dr Jacqui Hussey, has recently been published in the nationally circulated Journal of Dementia Care.
We are incredibly proud to announce that Younger People with Dementia will be hosting a Berkshire based Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) support group for carers in May.
We must thank our DCA friends in Wokingham for putting together such a fascinating and eye-opening article about the benefits of music for those diagnosed with dementia.
Meet the Stronger Together Group through this introduction from YPWD Volunteers Pam Moody and Elisabeth Smyth who co-ordinate many of the group’s regular activities.
What do you get if you cross runners with cyclists, a pride of Wokingham Lions, an Equine Therapy workshop, the new West Berkshire Lottery and a leading office design firm?
Younger People with Dementia (Berkshire) charity was set up in 2012 to fill a gap in provision for those with young onset dementia and their family and carers.
Assistant Project Respite Worker - Maternity Cover
We are looking for a wonderful Assistant Project Respite Worker to join our team on a 12-month contract to cover maternity leave, starti
We are delighted to be speaking at the Alzheimer's Show on the 9th June 2018 at Olympia London.
We were absolutely delighted to be successful in our bid to the Big Lottery for assistance with our running costs over the next two years. Read more in our press release.
We were delighted to be asked to be a part of and to present our model at a forthcoming awareness raising event entitled "Integrated services for those living with young onset dementia". For furth