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Helping to build a dementia friendly Cambridgeshire

28/09/2016

picture of older manHelp create a dementia friendly Cambridgeshire, by signing up to become a Dementia Friend.

Find out how dementia affects people and the little things you can do to help make life easier for people with dementia.  We offer free Dementia Friends sessions to local people. Each session will take less than an hour and can be arranged at a time to suit your group or friends. 

We do this as part of our involvement in Dementia Action Alliance, who bring together organisations across England to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Our organisation has developed an 'Action Plan' of things we do to help improve care for people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.  This includes: 

  • Having a Dementia Champion, Kate Hales, who provides Dementia Friends awareness sessions for all our staff and volunteers.
  • Holding regular Dementia Friends sessions for people in the community; since April this year, Kate has made 255 new Dementia Friends.
  • Regularly listening to the experiences of people with dementia and their carers. We log what local people tell us and share it anonymously with the organisations who make decisions about local health and care services. This helps them to improve care where it is needed. We can challenge poor care where we see it. 
  • Providing information and signposting to help people find out what health and care services are available locally, or how to raise a concern. We are well connected with organisations that provide support for people with dementia, their carers and families.

 Our Dementia Action Plan

Get in touch with us if:

  • You have an experience of dementia care to share, whether it was good or not. 
  • You need some information about services for people with dementia or their carers.
  • You want to book a Dementia Friends session.

Contact us online, call 01480 428628 or email enquiries@healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk 

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