Dementia Services

CARIAD is a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Society and Hospice of the Valleys, working in Blaenau Gwent. Working together with existing care professionals, we aim to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Social Worker and Dementia Support Worker combine their expertise to support palliative and end of life care needs.

CARIAD patients and carers can access all standard Hospice services as well as:

Dementia Support Activity Group

CARIAD holds an activity support group at its base in Ebbw Vale, every Thursday for patients already known to the Service. It is an informal setting where patients and carers can access support from the clinical nurse specialist, social worker, dementia support worker and complementary therapist. Activities include music therapy, art, gardening, guest speakers and is a place where carers can access support amongst peers.

Dementia Friends Awareness 

The CARIAD Service can provide free dementia friendly awareness sessions for carers, schools, business’s or place of work which will enable our community to become more dementia aware. For further information on this service please contact the CARIAD team on 01495 717277