People living in Thurrock now have the opportunity to find out more about dementia, thanks to a series of free workshops.
The local award-winning provider of personal care in the home, Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point, has set itself the challenge of hosting Dementia Awareness Workshops in twenty-five different locations across the borough over the next 12 months.
Managing Director of Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point, Alvin Osei-Tutu, said: “One in four people will be affected by dementia in their lifetimes, which is why it’s important to work with individuals and their families to try and make life much easier for those who have it.”
“A recent report made recommendations to the government about the need to continue to raise awareness of dementia, and the work that can be done to make our communities more dementia friendly.
“With the specialist services we provide at Bluebird Care we are determined to do just that with these new Dementia Awareness Sessions.”
Set up by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Awareness Sessions have been running across the country for a number of years and focus on improving inclusion and quality of life for people living with dementia.
By holding information workshops in towns, villages and cities across the UK, the society’s ambition is to work with people affected by dementia and key partners to develop dementia-friendly communities.
By doing so people will be aware of and understand more about dementia, people with dementia and their carers will be encouraged to seek help and support.
People with dementia will feel more included in their community.
Alvin added: “The Bluebird Care team want to meet as many people as possible and make them aware of dementia, its affects and how we as a community can support those who are suffering from it.”
Are you part of a community group, work with a housing provider, school or social club, or an individual who just wants to find out more about dementia? Would you like Bluebird Care to host a Dementia Awareness Workshop for you? If so, get in touch.