Bromley FC dementia friendly match is a winner!

Home Instead welcomed guests from local dementia and older person's friendship cafes at the Bromley V Chesterfield match on the 22nd April.

Bromley F.C. hosted its first dementia-friendly match, thanks to a partnership with Home Instead Bromley, Chislehurst & Orpington, helping football fans living with dementia keep their passion for the beautiful game alive.

Home Instead Bromley, Chislehurst and Orpington were joined by guests from local dementia friendly social groups, along with the Mayor of Bromley, to celebrate Bromley FC’s first dementia friendly football match. Guests were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the match, knowing that they were being well looked after by Home Instead staff.

The Community Trust team at Hayes Lane received dementia awareness talks from Home Instead in the run up to the event to ensure they had an understanding of the disease, and were able to communicate effectively with those living with dementia on the day. Signage for the disabled bays and toilets were also replaced with dementia friendly signage for the match day.

Home Instead had the honour of presenting the Man of Match award to Billy Bingham, who scored a cracking goals against Chesterfield in the first half.

The day was made even more special when the final whistle blew and Bromley had beaten Chesterfield 2-0, helping to secure their place in the National League play-offs. A great day was had by all.

Home Instead Bromley, Chislehurst & Orpington is the only home care company in the borough rated as Outstanding by the CQC. Covering all areas of Bromley, including West Wickham, Beckenham, Keston, Farnborough, it provides a range of care, including personal care, such as help with dressing and bathing, live-in care and companionship. They have also launched a home nail-cutting service for older or disabled people who struggle with mobility, enabling them to maintain personal hygiene and prevent infection without having to leave the house.

Two women smiling, one in a black outfit holding a bottle, the other in ceremonial robes, standing in front of a banner. - Home Instead