Dementia Support - Sage House

Dementia Support - Sage House

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  • Health and well being / research and care

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Our History

Chichester Dementia Support Group was formed by members of the community in Chichester who met at a wedding and were discussing the difficulties in supporting people living with dementia in their own families.

Each had experienced difficulties in navigating the system, a lack of support and information, being unsure where to go to access help and meaningful activities.  As a result of their discussion the Chichester Dementia Support Group was founded.

In April 2018, Sage House, in Tangmere, West Sussex was opened, which was the first integrated hub of its kind, providing a range of services, at a single location, including co location of partner services, voluntary and other charities along with the memory assessment services diagnostic services for the local area.

Sage House also provides day-care services and respite for carers, a community café and our flagship service ‘Wayfinding’, which supports people living with dementia and their families and carers, without any requirement to have a diagnosis, for as long as they need help and support.

Board of Trustees

Dementia Support is governed by a Board of Trustees who give their time freely. Trustees have overall responsibility for the governance of the Charity and as part of this responsibility they must ensure that the charity operates within the law and complies with all relevant legislation and financial management obligations.


Working from Sage House, we:

  • Reach out to around 5,500 individuals and their families living with dementia in our local community
  • Offer person-centred information, guidance and support at a level that suits everyone
  • Ensure those living with dementia are treated with dignity and respect and are always listened to
  • Work collaboratively with statutory services including public health to build trust, respect and confidence in the support that is available, ensuring that we are accessible to those groups of people living with dementia who are hard to reach
  • Raise awareness of dementia within the wider community including undertaking research and evaluation
  • Provide an age-appropriate service to those with Young Onset Dementia addressing specific issues faced by this group
  • Provide support to people pre-diagnosis

What makes us different; Sage House

Sage House was always intended to be a template for other communities. What marks us out from others is;  

Built Environment; Our hub is a vibrant, fresh space, designed to meet a range of needs in an inspiring and safe environment.

Sticky Service; Co location and relational practice with warm handovers into other services are core to our services.

Culture; We’re friendly and welcoming, non-judgemental and experienced. We understand what people are going through.   

Excellence; We’re a centre of excellence in dementia support services, reviewing our impact for our customers and their families and carers regularly.

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