What is Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond?
Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond is a Richmond Council funded project which is being delivered by Age UK Richmond.
Dementia Friendly Communities is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which aims to create communities around the UK which make daily living and activities easier and more accessible to people living with dementia.
People affected by dementia will:
- travel to where they want to go safely
- live somewhere they feel supported, understood and included in community life
- receive the help they need to access quality health, care and support services when and where they require it
- be able to participate in all that London has to offer in arts, culture and leisure
- feel confident to visit local high streets and town centres
Age UK Richmond now co-ordinates the activities of Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond. We intend to work with people living with dementia, organisations and businesses across the borough to achieve the aims of The Dementia Friendly Communities programme outlined by the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2020.
How can your organisation become Dementia Friendly?
We are planning service user involvement groups and are encouraging organisations and businesses to sign up to this initiative.
We will work with members to set up an Action Plan for the year which identifies 3 Action Points which you can work towards to make your organisation and Richmond dementia friendly.
This could include holding a Dementia Friends session at work which our co-ordinator will deliver, getting involved in Dementia Action Week (May 17th-25th 2021), adapting in house signs to signs people with dementia can recognise more easily.
Have you been affected by dementia or work for an organisation keen to become more dementia friendly?
If so please contact our borough co-ordinator, Sara Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0203 816 0020.
EVENTS FOR DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK
May 17th-22nd 2021
Hosted by Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond
Meeting of DFCR members and potential members (online)
Date/time: Monday May 17th, 2-3pm
Book: Please email email@example.com
Dementia and Paying for Care
In addition to working for Age UK Richmond, who deliver the Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond contract, Sara Wilcox also runs a charity - Pathways Through Dementia - which specialises in paying for care, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the role of the Court of Protection, and community care laws relevant to people living with dementia. In conjunction with Age UK Richmond Sara is hosting an online event about dementia and paying for care giving an overview of dementia then focussing on how the paying for care system works. There is opportunity to ask questions during the session and/or to contact Sara afterwards with follow up queries.
Date/Time: Tuesday May 18th, 2-3pm
Book: We are limiting places to 20 so contact Sara for the Zoom link, the session is open to everyone in the Richmond borough. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation on Alzheimer’s Research
Dementia affects thousands of people across the country and around 2000 families in the Richmond borough. Age UK Richmond is inviting Richmond residents to attend a webinar which highlights the symptoms of Dementia and the current research which aims to tackle the disease.
Date/time: Wednesday May 19th, 2-3pm
Book: If you would like to attend and hear more about this vital work please contact Sara Wilcox, co-ordinator for Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond: email@example.com
Organisations participating in Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond:
Richmond Council - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
If you would like to attend and hear more about this vital work please contact Sara Wilcox, coordinator for Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond on firstname.lastname@example.org