Dementia Action Week 2021 (17-23 May) is just around the corner.
Organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, this annual national event encourages individuals and businesses across the UK to take action to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Chorley and South Ribble is proud to be officially recognised as a Dementia Friendly borough and Chorley Dementia Action Group and the South Ribble Dementia Charter is committed to ensuring our town centres, local attractions and other public places are as welcoming and inclusive as possible.
As part of ongoing efforts, local businesses, community groups, services and public sector organisations are encouraged to become Dementia Friends.
We appreciate that so many of you have been presented with enormous challenges over the past 12 months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, people with dementia have also suffered greatly – facing numerous issues relating to care and accounting for a quarter of all coronavirus-related deaths in the UK (according to official data from the Office of National Statistics).
However, there are ways in which we can all help improve the lives of those living with dementia, their families and their carers. Just as we are all now making changes to tackle the virus, we can also remove some of the everyday hurdles encountered by people living with dementia by doing things a little bit differently.
Chorley Dementia Action Group and South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance, in partnership with Chorley Council and South Ribble Borough Council, would like to invite you to join us in making our community more inclusive. Here are two leaflets explaining how you, your employees, colleagues, associates or volunteers can take part in our upcoming online sessions and become a recognised Dementia Friend.
For the South Ribble dates please click here.
For the Chorley dates please click here.