Dementia Friendly Communities

Do you know someone who is living with Dementia?

Are you passionate about your local community?

Then we need you!

As a valued member of the community, we would like to invite you to a Dementia Friendly Community meeting.

Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which wants to make sure that people living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community. Our definition of ‘community’ is a place where people live, work or study. This includes schools, businesses (ranging from small hairdressers to nationwide chains of supermarkets), scout groups and residential care homes.

For everyone to enjoy their community we may need to make improvements to areas that others take for granted. Examples of this may include:

·        GP surgeries

·         Shopping centres

·        Parks and green spaces

·        Housing

Dementia Friendly Communities will champion these changes for the benefit of people living with dementia, their family and the whole community.

To make this work, Dementia Friendly Communities needs a wide ranging membership of passionate people and we hoped that you would be interested. We would really value your attendance at one of the township meetings detailed below:

BURY

Wednesday 14th June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Grundy Day Centre, Wellington Rd, Bury BL9 9AH

 

RADCLIFFE

Tuesday 20th June 10.00am-12.00pm

Asda Radcliffe superstore, Riverside Retail Park, Radcliffe M26 3DA

 

WHITEFIELD

Thursday 22nd June 1.30pm-3.30pm

Pinfold Day Centre, Pinfold Lane, Whitefield M45 7NY

 

RAMSBOTTOM

Monday 26th June 10.30am-12.30pm

Persona Ramsbottom Centre, Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom BL0 9PJ

 

TOTTINGTON

Thursday 29th June 10.00pm-12.00pm

Tottington Library, Market St, Tottington BL8 3LL

 

PRESTWICH

Monday 3rd July 12.30pm-2.30pm

Prestwich Library (Wilton Room), Longfield Centre, Prestwich M25 1AY

 

The first meeting will outline the background to Dementia Friendly Communities and we will agree how we will all take this work forward across Bury.

We are enclosing a poster and we would really appreciate it if you could display this for us and promote Dementia Friendly Communities wherever possible. We really hope that you can take the time to attend.

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:

Shirley Allen on s.allen@bury.gov.uk or 0161 253 6302

Zena Shuttleworth on z.shuttleworth@bury.gov.uk or 0161 253 5272