We have a team of qualified dementia “Champions” who provide training and information sessions for businesses, public sector organisations and community groups. Our aim is to provide knowledge and advice to staff and volunteers about how they may become more dementia aware in their work environment. The training sessions encourage people to be more understanding of those living with dementia. We have already delivered sessions to local businesses including several retailers. To date there are over 40 organisations who have become dementia friendly.
What does it mean to be dementia friendly?
Dementia Friendly East Riding provides information and training sessions for public and private sector organisations, large, medium and small. The aim of the session is to provide an awareness and understanding of the condition and how people may be supportive and empathetic to those living with dementia. It is important to recognise that there is much we can do to provide a customer friendly environment for example in retail outlets, the dentist surgery or the local cinema for people living with dementia and their families and carer’s. Staff and volunteers who receive the training become dementia friendly and are more confident in communicating effectively with those people living with the condition and overall everyone is much more positive.
How do I become dementia friendly?
It is very easy, simply complete the contact form on this page and send it to Dementia Friendly East Riding. We will respond quickly to let you know when the next Dementia Friendly Session is to be held and where. One of our trained Dementia Friendly “Champions” will also be available to link up with you to provide further information and advice before the session.
We look forward to welcoming you!
To learn more about becoming dementia friendly and to get in touch with a dementia “champion” please use the contact form provided on this page.