An invitation to Nuneaton retailers this World Alzheimer’s Month!

Nuneaton’s retailers are being invited to a morning seminar at the Town Hall which is organised in support of Nuneaton town centre retailers to help them provide the most dementia-friendly service to their customers.

The event is being organised by the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance to support retailers with more information about dementia and becoming a dementia-friendly business and opened by the Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Cllr Chris Watkins.

Retailers will be given key information about what they can do (at little or no cost) to make their premises more friendly and adapted to people living with dementia and they will have the opportunity for staff to receive a dementia awareness session– which only takes 30 minutes to complete – and enables their members of staff to register with the Alzheimer’s Society as a Dementia Friend.

Retailers will be given an information pack and a poster for their business, showing they are supporting the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance to make the borough a more dementia-friendly Borough.

All retailers have been visited and given an event flyer and all are cordially invited to take part in this event. The message from the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance is that retailers matter to people living with dementia and they can and do make a massive difference.

Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said:

“Warwickshire County Council is committed to helping its most vulnerable residents and we work very hard with our partners to make sure that we improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families and carers. We have encouraged residents to become dementia friends and currently have nearly 20,000 with ambitions to sign up another 10,000.

“We look at all ways in which we can help people with dementia to go about their everyday lives and there is a lot we can do working with our local businesses. By attending this event local retailers will have the opportunity to learn more about dementia, become dementia friends themselves and help make our town centres dementia friendly.”

Cllr Barry Longden, Nunearon & Bedworth Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Health, Housing and Communities said:

“We want the Borough to be a dementia-friendly place and events like this are valuable in demonstrating the very practical steps that can be taken towards this goal.

“I am grateful to Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance for organising this event.”

The event takes place from 9.30am – 12.00noon on Tuesday 25th September at Nuneaton Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton CV11 5AA. Please contact the DAA on or call 01926 737768.