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Community support for people with dementia

News   •  Jun 13, 2017 12:24 BST

Do you know someone who is living with dementia? Are you passionate about your local community? Then we need you!

Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which makes sure that people living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community. Our definition of ‘community’ is a place where people live, work or study. This includes schools, businesses, scout groups and residential care homes.

For everyone to enjoy their community we may need to make improvements to areas that others take for granted. Examples of this may include GP surgeries, shopping centres, parks and green spaces and housing. Dementia Friendly Communities will champion these changes for the benefit of people living with dementia, their family and the whole community.

To make this work, Dementia Friendly Communities needs wide ranging membership, so if you are interested in this area of work and are passionate about your local community, please come along to your local meeting:

  • Bury – Wednesday 14 June (2-4pm), at the Grundy Day Centre in Wellington Road
  • Radcliffe – Tuesday 20 June (10am to noon), at Asda Radcliffe
  • Whitefield – Thursday 22 June (1.30-3.30pm), Pinfold Lane Day Centre
  • Ramsbottom – Monday 26 June (10.30am to 12.30pm), at Persona Ramsbottom Centre, Bolton Road West
  • Tottington – Thursday 29 June (10am to noon), Tottington Library
  • Prestwich – Monday 3 July (12.30-2.30pm), Prestwich Library

For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please contact Shirley Allen on 0161 253 6302 (s.allen@bury.gov.uk) or Zena Shuttleworth on 0161 253 5272 (z.shuttleworth@bury.gov.uk)

ENDS

Press release issued: 13 June 2017.