Just what are Home Instead and Love Ormskirk doing next to help try and make Ormskirk a dementia friendly community?
Home Instead and Love Ormskirk are passionate about raising the profile of dementia and Alzheimer's in our local community and not just during the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Awareness Week. Already via substantial support from local BBC Radio, printed media, a market information stall and social media networking we have reached out to well over 100,000 people in and around our West Lancashire community, including families, businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, public servants, dementia specialists and community groups.
Gail Godson Director of Home Instead comments, "The evaluation feedback that we received from our first two workshops was in the main, immensely positive, very constructive and most informative. Going forward, we will be sharing details of this valuable feedback on local dementia care services with our community health professionals, support services and various voluntary organisations , to assist them with their on-going continuous improvement plans around dementia care services."
Going forward, Home Instead have also produced a number of new and very exciting community dementia initiatives for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014; these will be announced at the next Free Dementia workshops. Separately everyone in the local community will get the opportunity to ‘sign up’, support and get involved with the Home Instead and Love Ormskirk Dementia Alliance Action Plan’ trying to make Ormskirk Town, Dementia Friendly.
Staff at our local Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, the newly formed NHS West Lancashire CCG, Ormskirk Library, West Lancashire Carers Centre, West Lancashire CVS, Southport NHS, Clock Tower & Ormskirk Rotary Clubs, Rosie Cooper MP, Age UK Lancashire, Help Direct , BBC Radio Merseyside and Lancashire, the Post Office, Boots the Chemist, M&S, Tesco, Morrison, local social workers, many local businesses, voluntary organisations and numerous local families have all demonstrated a keen interest in supporting this programme; many of whom have already attended the first two workshops in May and have also signed up to the next two workshops in July and are playing their part in helping to try and turn Ormskirk in to one of the first ‘Dementia friendly towns’ in the North West of England.
The next unique workshops 'Techniques to Manage Behaviours' & 'Encourage Engagement' will be held on July 1st - 4th at Brookside Assisted Living Facility, Ormskirk. To book your place on the next FREE Workshops, delegates should contact Natalie Wallace on 01695 589 071.