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We are recruiting!

We are looking for great people who care, to join our Outstanding team of CAREGivers in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks & Edenbridge.

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NEW LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café launching November 2019

A new monthly LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café is being launched this month, Friday 22nd November in Tunbridge Wells, providing support to those with memory or cognitive issues, their family and carers.

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Symone Salwan; managing director at Home Instead Senior Care Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks & Edenbridge, Kate Sergeant; services manager (West Kent) at the Alzheimer’s Society and Lauren Troup; presenter of The Health and Wellbeing Show on BBC Radio Kent.

Dementia Specialist on Our Doorstep

Dementia specialist, Symone Salwan, and owner of in-home care company Home Instead Senior Care Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge, is working hard in the community to help support local people living with dementia and their families. Symone was trained by the Alzheimer's Society as a Dementia Friends Champion and regularly delivers Home Instead Family & Community Dementia Workshops.

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SADFC - Most Inspiring Dementia Friendly Community

SADFC Scoops award at 2019 Kent Dementia Awards

The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum were delighted to win ‘The most Inspiring Dementia Friendly Community Award’ at the annual Dementia Friendly Kent Awards Ceremony held at The Kent Event Centre, Detling.

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L-R: Sara Grist (Head of Care, Home Instead Tunbridge Wells), Symone Salwan (Founder & Director – Home Instead Tunbridge Wells), Jim Glennon, (Trainer - Opening Doors London) Liz Pryke (Deputy Care Manager – Home Instead Bromley)

Local office supporting LGBT+ clients

Local domiciliary care company leading the way in supporting LGBT+ clients Staff from four Home Instead offices recently attended the ‘LGBT+ Awareness Training for Domiciliary Staff and Care Home Staff’ which is run by Opening Doors London.

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L-R Kieron Brennan, Symone Salwan, Cllr John Edwards-Winser, Elaine Murray

Local dementia group secures charitable status

The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community is set to have greater impact after securing charitable status. Since it formed four years ago, the group has raised over £20,000 to fund local dementia services. As a registered charity, it can now generate even more money for good causes by qualifying for tax relief on most public donations.

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Dementia Toolkit for Family & Carers - a FREE workshop

Thursday 23rd May 2019 from 2.00pm - 4,00pm at Weald Heights Care Home, Bourchier Close, Sevenoaks, TN13 1PD

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Symone Salwan and members of the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum packing goody bags for #RWP2019

Sevenoaks Run, Walk or Push Against Dementia - Sunday 12th May 2019

This month will see the third Run, Walk or Push Against Dementia event taking place on Sunday 12th May 2019 at Knole Park. The event is organised by the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum and invites participants to run, walk or push their way around the course, choosing 3k, 5k or 10k distances. All the money raised from the event will support local people living with dementia and their families. The £11,500 generated from previous events are currently funding the Knole Forget-Me-Not Café and well as Forget-Me-Not Cafes in Edenbridge and Westerham, the Forget-Me-Notes singing group and dementia friendly cinema screenings. It's not too late to register, just sign up online by following this link: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/runwalkpush

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L-R: Symone Salwan – Director, Leah Debus – Care Administrator, Sara Grist – Head of Care

Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list

How being ranked in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list has a positive impact on local offices

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L-R Symone Salwan, Founder & Director – Home Instead Senior Care Sevenoaks, Elaine Murray, Area Manager – The Good Care Group, Cllr Peter Fleming, SDC Chairman Cllr Pat Bosley, Kieron Brennan, Director – All About Home Care

Sevenoaks Dementia Friendly Community Forum win ‘Dementia Friendly Initiative of the Year 2019’ Award

The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community (SADFC) Forum scooped the first award for ‘Dementia Friendly Initiative of the Year’ 2019 at this year’s Sevenoaks Making it Happen Community & Voluntary Awards.

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One of our amazing CAREGivers

Our CAREGivers: Charlotte

What our CAREGivers have to say about working for us.

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Kent DAA Awards Finalists

Kent DAA Awards Finalists

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as Finalists at the fifth Kent Dementia Action Alliance Awards 2018 in the category "Kent’s

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