Usk Community Hub will host the launch of a collection of books offering information for people living with dementia.  Taking place from 10am to 12noon on Wednesday 17th October, the unveiling of the Reading Well for Dementia book collection includes the option of a cream tea with tea or coffee plus a scone for only £1.  The invitation is open to all.

Delivered by The Reading Agency, the Reading Well series provides accredited and helpful reading to support health and wellbeing.  It is endorsed by leading health partners and delivered in public libraries.  The scheme will be introduced across Wales over the next two years with funding from the Welsh Government and in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians Cymru, beginning with Reading Well for Dementia in 2018 and followed by Reading Well for Mental Health next year.

The core booklist of 24 titles provides information and advice about dementia, support following diagnosis, practical advice for carers, personal accounts and suggestions for shared activities.

Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for community hubs, Councillor Paul Jordan said: “The launch of the Reading Well for Dementia book collection will benefit not only people living with dementia but also carers, relatives and others.  This is a great example of how our community hubs provide much-needed help on a local and easy to access basis.”

Log onto https://reading-well.org.uk/ for further information on the Reading Well series.