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THREE memory services have been launched in Portsmouth.

Alzheimer’s Society, Portsmouth City Council and the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group have worked together and launched the new services at The Link, in Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road.

A dementia cafe, carers’ programme and a dementia network have been launched.

Lucie Debenham, services manager for Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘We are really happy the launch of the three new services in Portsmouth went so well.

‘There was a great turnout of a variety of people from different backgrounds.

‘The aim of the launch was to mark the opening of the three new services, which will help reach more people 
with dementia and their carers.

‘We chose Portsmouth as the location to launch two services that we know are extremely effective elsewhere; as well as trying innovative and integrated approaches by launching a new service.’

The services were officially opened by Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lynne Stagg.

According to the charity, more than 2,000 people 
with dementia live in Portsmouth.

The charity believes with the right support, people can live well with the condition for a number of years.

To find out more, call Sue Craig on (023) 9289 2035, or email portsmouth@alzheimers.org.uk