Caring About Dementia

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade have a working group called Caring about Dementia, piloting a new initiative. The main aim of the group is  “To make the Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade community area ‘dementia-friendly’ by empowering people with dementia to have high aspirations, confidence and to know they can contribute”.

We are looking for new people to join us, so if you care for someone with dementia, work with people who have dementia or have dementia yourself, why not find out more?

If you are interested in finding out how you can become involved, contact your community engagement manager; alexa.smith@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01249 706610.

The work of the group includes:

a)      Shaping communities around the views of people with dementia and their carers

b)      Empowering people with dementia and recognising their contribution

c)       Ensuring early diagnostic, personalised and integrated care is the norm

d)      Building businesses and services that respond to customers with dementia

e)      Maintaining independence by delivering community-based solutions

f)       Ensuring that local activities include people with dementia

g)      Offering appropriate transport

h)      Ensuring easy-to-navigate physical environments

i)        Challenging stigma and building awareness

j)        Recruiting befrienders to help people with dementia engage in community life.

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