Supporting people with dementia and their carers

Essence Service: Keep the essence of you, after a dementia diagnosis.

What is the Essence Service?

We are here to provide support and information to people who have been diagnosed with Dementia and their Carers. Wherever you live in Sunderland, we will provide you with the support you need.

Our carer peer support groups are changing!

  Our carer peer support groups are changing. Previously we had the TIME OUT @ Essence group (for younger carers)...

The Sunderland Empire has chosen Age UK Sunderland as their nominated Charity of the Year!

  The Sunderland Empire has a Charity of the Year scheme which has raised thousands over the years and have chosen Age...

Dementia Friends Sessions – held at the Essence Centre

    Dementia Friends sessions are held at the Essence Centre regularly throughout the year.  These are one-off...

Understanding Dementia – A resource for carers and their families

    We run a free 5 week course for carers and their families - "Understanding Dementia". The feedback we have had...
Essence Service Sunderland older lady taking hold of a hand

Support in place to tackle dementia rise

As new figures reveal that the percentage of people living with dementia in Sunderland has taken its steepest rise in...

Get in touch with us

To find out more contact us or pop in to the Essence Service centre, at the Sir Thomas Allen Centre, Mill Hill Road, Doxford Park, Sunderland, SR3 2ND.

Our partners

The Essence Service is a joint collaboration between Age UK Sunderland and Sunderland Carers’ Centre. It is funded by Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group.

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