Home Instead Senior Care offices across Lancashire will be supporting Dementia UK from 1st to 8th March 2013 by taking Time for a Cuppa? and raising as much money as possible for Admiral Nurses. The campaign was officially launched back in November by Downton Abbey's Phyllis Logan, at London's Kensington Palace, after her experience of caring for her mother-in -law with dementia.
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Gail Godson Director of Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley comments "Dementia UK is a charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia and Time for a Cuppa? is an annual campaign which aims to increase awareness of dementia and raise money to support Admiral Nurses across Lancashire. From a small tea party at home to a large community affair, the event is about bringing people together and helping to tackle dementia in the community".
Peter Catlow Director of Home Instead East Lancashire goes on to say, “As a company who specialise in providing care to adults and older people to allow them to live as independently as possible in their homes, Dementia UK is a charity which is extremely close to our hearts. And with help from our local community, we hope to raise a significant amount of money to help support the excellent work done by Admiral Nurses across Lancashire.
Mehmet Bekir, Director of Home Instead Preston adds, “Each week Admiral Nurses provide a vital lifeline to hundreds of people across the country. This can include psychological support to help family carers understand and deal with their feelings, practical advice and information on dementia and referrals and liaison with other professionals like Home Instead in order to provide vital support when it’s most needed.