Dementia Web - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

DementiaWeb - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

Local Support for Younger People with Dementia

The Clive Project

The Clive Project was established in spring 1998 to develop and provide a range of integrated, specialist and flexible services for younger people with dementia and their carers in Oxfordshire. Read Clive's Story on The Clive Project website.

People supported by the Clive Project include:

  • People under 65 years of age with dementia: active individual support sessions, through the Clive Project One-to-One service.
  • Family and friends of people with the early onset of dementia: information and emotional support through individual and group sessions.
  • Anyone affected by early onset dementia: social events.

Younger people with dementia can meet up with other younger people with dementia, through regular gatherings organised by The Clive Project. These range from small 'coffee & chats', to larger social gatherings. A monthly evening Cafe providing enjoyable social time for younger people with dementia, their families and friends is now part of the lively calendar of events. A delicious supper, music, games and occasional 'live' entertainment and a very warm welcome is on offer.
The cafe is on the fourth Thursday evening each month, excluding December at Cassington Village Hall, Oxfordshire. People can come to these meetings even if they are not part of the One-to-One service.

Friends and family of younger people with dementia can also meet with others, through The Clive Project Exchange. Exchange meetings offer an informal and friendly opportunity to share experiences and expertise with others.

Family and friends of a younger person with dementia can also get in touch with the Family Support Service, a dedicated team providing individual and group support as well as regular social opportunities throughout the county. There is a Resource library available to service members, and a members' contact list offers a chance to get to know people who are living with the same challenges. And to keep everyone in touch, an occasional newsletter is published three times each year

The Clive Project has an open referral policy, so anyone can make contact.

Contact details:

The Clive Project
PO Box 315
OX28 1ZN

Tel.: 01993 776295

Contact name: Tessa Gutteridge (Director)

Other Support Locally

As a younger person with dementia you can also access other dementia services, not specifically geared towards younger people. Some of these may have off-putting titles, e.g. "Old Age Psychiatrists" are actually the specialists in most forms of dementia. Try not to let this bias towards older people put you off getting the help you need.

More information is available in our Local Support and Services section. : funded and managed by Guideposts with support from the Big Lottery Fund