Our Community Involvement Team are qualified teachers of Dementia Friends training.
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.
The Community Involvement Team arranged with the Eckington Civic Centre to come along and deliver the Dementia Friends training to the members of staff there, following the training they have all agreed to become Dementia Friends and wear their badges with pride.
Explained really well
We asked Rosalind what she thought to the training, "It was a nice and friendly atmosphere. The training was given in a way which was easy for us to understand and things were explained really well in simple terms.
"Jay and Jude were very good at explaining and they made it interactive and got us all involved. This really helped
to break the ice and encouraged us to ask questions. We get a lot of customers here so this training should now help us to recognise the signs of dementia and we will then be able to support them better now after this.
"If anyone is thinking of doing this training I would say definitely go for it. I'm sure that we all know someone living with dementia which may be potentially undiagnosed, with this training you can recognise the signs. I think it's a fantastic opportunity for people that Rykneld Homes offer this. It's free and they were able to fit in around our availability too."
If you would like more information about the Dementia Friends training or the work of the Community Involvement Team please contact us on 01246 217670.