Flintshire dementia group creates lasting memories

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Members from a local Alzheimer’s Society were given the chance to record memories they can treasure forever through a new partnership with Broughton shopping centre. 

Ahead of Dementia Awareness Week in 2018 staff from our centre and members from Alzheimer’s Society and their carers spent an afternoon at the Broughton Air Wings Community Centre creating and recording soundbites about their lives in Flintshire. 

Each individual had the opportunity to talk about their hobbies, relationships and working lives, and receive a CD and a calendar of their memories as a keepsake to share with family and friends.

Broughton is one of eight shopping centres identified by our owner British Land to launch this project in partnership with The Bauer Academy - a national training provider who provide innovative, bespoke training programmes delivered by media industry experts. The partnership forms part of a wider initiative to give staff the chance to become Dementia Friends.

All staff at our centre have attended information sessions hosted by Dementia Friends - a national programme organised and run by Alzheimer's Society - which aims to provide greater understanding of the impact of living with dementia.

Alan Barker, Centre Manager at Broughton said: “With an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, Broughton shopping centre is committed to giving people with dementia and their carers enjoyable shopping and dining experiences. Projects like this help to educate all of us about the condition and connect with new people from the local dementia community.

“Staff within our centre management, security and services teams who have completed their Dementia Friends training wear a forget-me-not flower badge so they’re identifiable and on hand to support our shoppers with dementia, their friends, family members and carers.”

Brenda Stagg, Service Manager at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Working with the team from Broughton to document the memories of people affected by dementia was a wonderful experience. I know the recordings are something that they and their families will treasure for a long time.

“The project ties in well to 2018's Dementia Awareness Week which urged people to be 'United Against Dementia'. Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, so that’s why Alzheimer's Society is calling on people to come together to urgently find a cure, improve care, and offer help and understanding.”

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01244 534 354 (press option 2 for site security)
  • Car

    Broughton is located off junction 36A of the A55 and of the A5104 adjacent to Airbus. Our car park has over 2,300 free spaces, with 132 disabled bays and 114 parent & child bays.

    For car journey planning, use the AA route planner.

    If you'd like to contact an individual retailer, please see our Shops and Food & drink pages for further information.

  • Bus

    Broughton Shopping is served by bus routes 3, 4, 11, 11A, 12, X9, X4, 811 and 817.

    Full details can be found at Flintshire County Council.


Currently we do not operate a Shopmobility scheme at Broughton but wheelchairs can be loaned free of charge. Contact 01244 534 354 for information.


ATMs are located at Boots and Tesco.

Baby changing facilities are available in McDonalds, Millhouse Inn, Tesco and Centre Management facility adjacent to Costa Coffee.

We have over 2,300 free car parking spaces and have been awarded the safer parking Park Mark award, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks. 

We also have over 132 disabled bays and 114 parent & child bays.

Toilets can be found in Tesco Extra, Asda Living, Millhouse Inn, McDonalds and the centre management facility adjacent to Costa Coffee.


You can find a bureau de change at Tesco, Thomas Cook and the TUI Superstore. 

We operate a safe child scheme which in conjuction with our stores we aim to reunite a lost child with their parents or guardian. Please contact any store or security guard for assistance.

A number of stores within Broughton offer a Click & Collect service - please see individual store pages under the 'Shops' tab for more information.

If you have lost something while visiting Broughton, please contact our Security team on 01244 534 354. Please note that we will ask for proof of ownership to make sure we give property back to its rightful owner.

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