News and Media In the Media Minister highlights CSC's work with older people Matt Hancock MP the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has spoken at the World Dementia Council about how "common sense solutions" like Chess are simple and effective that need to be used more to fight the disease. Quote. "In Brighton, the Dementia Action Alliance is partnering with Chess in Schools and Communities to give free chess lessons to older people, helping them keep their minds active while giving them opportunities to socialise". You can read the government's release here. Our work in Brighton is a follow up from earlier foundations laid in Bracknell Forest, where you can read more below. Should you be interested in volunteering or if you know a group of older people you feel would benefit from chess, please do get in contact.