The Rykneld Homes Community Involvement Team are continuing to deliver Dementia Friends training.
We invited our young Community Improvers along to Pioneer House to take part in the Dementia Friends training, which our Community Involvement Team are qualified to teach.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts, and talks about the condition.
Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
Seven of the Community Improvers took part in the training and all agreed to become Dementia Friends and show their support. As a reward for taking part in the training they each received a special ‘Dementia Friend’ pin badge to wear with pride.
Our Community Involvement Team has now trained over 100 individuals around the district to become Dementia Friends and the team will continue to deliver more sessions to other groups in the future.
Jessica Popplewell, Community Involvement Officer, said “It is always good to train young people as they give a different perspective on things. Our Community Improvers engaged brilliantly with the training and offered some great suggestions for how we can support people better.””
If you would like to find out more about the Dementia Friends training, or register your interest in receiving the training at your group, please contact our Community Involvement Team on 01246 217670 or complete the contact form on the Get Involved section of our website.