Address: Burnley Fire Station
Fire and police officers from Burnley have joined forces to help raise awareness of dementia across the county.
Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are running a series of Dementia Awareness Sessions as part of their commitment to Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative.
The first sessions will take place at Burnley Fire Station, Belvedere Road, Burnley on Wednesday 4 July from 2pm-3pm and from 6pm-7pm. No need to book, just turn up!
The Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition by giving more people an understanding of the condition.
During the sessions, officers will talk about each of their organisations’ commitment to Dementia Friends, which includes delivering awareness training to all of their own employees; and they will talk about the small things that everyone can do to improve life for those affected by dementia.
They will also discuss the new ‘Guardian Angels’ and ‘Herbert Protocol’ initiatives which are designed to help keep a loved one with dementia safe.
If you are supporting someone who is living with Dementia and would like more information on the condition you can get this from Alzheimer’s Society website at www.alzheimers.org.uk or contact their helpline on 0300 222 1122.