Dementia Awareness

Dementia Friendly Burntwood

Burntwood Town Council have been working in partnership with a number of local organisations and individuals including MHA, Friends of Burntwood Library, Citizens Advice South East Staffordshire, Burntwood Town Councillors and others to be officially recognised as working to become a Dementia Friendly Community, and we are proud that Burntwood has been awarded this status by Alzheimer’s Society in April 2022, and again in May 2023.

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing; it is caused by different diseases that affect the brain and the number of people living with dementia continues to rise. Alzheimer’s Society estimate there are around 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, and this is why we are committed to raising awareness and offering support to people living with or caring for someone with dementia here in Burntwood.

Burntwood Dementia Friendly Community steering group chaired by Cllr Di Evans meet regularly to continue this work, and we are always happy to welcome other organisations or residents to join us and support this initiative. If you would like to get involved please contact or phone 01543 677166, or for more information about Dementia Friendly Burntwood please visit our Facebook page.

If you’re looking for information and advice about dementia, please contact Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Support Line on 0333 150 3456.

For local support please contact MHA Communities on 01543 674257 or  For further information about MHA Communities visit


Dementia Friendly Burntwood Through My Eyes Exhibition displayed at Burntwood Library 


Members of the Dementia Friendly Burntwood steering group and Burntwood Town Councillors launch the new sensory garden being built at the Old Mining College 


Chair of Burntwood Town Council, Councillor Rob Birch opening the Sensory Garden at the Old Mining College on Wednesday 8 June 2022


Burntwood Memory Walk, Sunday 30 October 2022