Supporting our residents to live well with dementia is important to Warwickshire County Council and we need your help to make Warwickshire a Dementia Friendly Community. We now have over 28,000 Dementia Friends in Warwickshire and really want to achieve our interim target of creating 30,000 by the end of 2019! We really need your support.
Becoming a Dementia Friend is easy and you don’t need to know a person with dementia to become a Dementia Friend – it’s about raising your awareness of the condition and the small things that can help people to live well with dementia. It’s easy to do and will take a few minutes.
There are 4 different ways to become a Dementia Friend:
- Become a Dementia Friend through the digital route – watch a short video on the Dementia Friends’ website www.dementiafriends.org.uk Go to ‘Watch our online video’; Enter your details and watch the video which describes what it’s like to live with dementia and what can help. Then enter your Warwickshire work or home address to get your FREE Little Book of Friendship and your Dementia Friends badge through the post. It takes just five minutes.
- Attend an hour-long public Dementia Friends Information session. Everyone who attends a session and becomes a Dementia Friend will get a badge and information card. You can book a place on a public session by visiting www.dementiafriends.org.uk and searching for a local session.
- Groups may want to hold a Dementia Friends Information session, perhaps as part of their regular meeting. Sessions last for one hour. If you would like to find out more about arranging a session for a group please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Larger organisations can register with Dementia Friends, to access a suite of resources and information aimed at helping members of the organisation understand dementia and how it may affect a person. Registering will also enable you to keep a record of the number of staff who have signed up as a Dementia Friend. You can find out more on the website www.dementiafriends.org.uk Go to ‘Register your Organisation’.
If you would like to know more about Dementia, Dementia Friends and/or Dementia services across Warwickshire please click here or visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/dementia
Thank you for your support!