Dover District Council has joined with the Kent Dementia Action Alliance to make the district more dementia friendly - and local businesses and community organisations are being asked to get involved.
To help combat issues faced by people living with dementia, DDC’s Community Services team is creating a Later Life Address Book. This is a vintage-style address book, designed to be easy to read, containing details of local businesses and organisations that have come forward to be ‘Dementia Friends’.
The book will contain details of local businesses and services that have attended Dementia Friends training sessions. In return, those taking part will get a free listing in the printed address book, and will get a window sticker promoting their involvement.
Local businesses and services can play an integral role in helping vulnerable people feel valued and included in the community. DDC is offering businesses and community organisations the opportunity to attend a Dementia Friends session, and have their services promoted. The sessions will last around 45 minutes and will be held throughout the district.
This local initiative is being run by DDC working with Dementia Friends, part of the Alzheimer’s Society.
If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend and attending one of the local sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive details of the sessions. Or if you are already registered Dementia Friends and want to be included in the book, you can also get in touch with at the same address.