As a Dementia Champion, Lynn has created 32 Dementia Friends in 4 Information Sessions in the last 2 months
Lynn, along with other key members of the local community have started the process of working towards Nantwich becoming a Dementia Friendly Community. This Alzheimer’s Society’s programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia in a number of ways. There are 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK, this is expected to rise to a million by 2021 and we believe that a third of people living with Dementia do not feel part of their community.
One of the ways that we can work to improve this is through the Dementia Friendly Communities recognition process, which encourages communities to sign up and work towards becoming dementia-friendly.
There are key areas for action and we are going to be working to achieve a dementia-friendly community, these areas for engagement include:
- arts, culture, leisure, and recreation
- businesses and shops;
- children, young people and students;
- community, voluntary, faith groups and organizations;
- emergency services;
- health and social care;
- housing; and
Over the coming months the group, including carers, local business owners, Leisure industry representatives, Emergency services, Council and health care providers will determine the local needs and priorities and start to action some key pieces of work, so that we can work towards the recognition award for our town.