DEMENTIA FRIENDLY TOWN
MIDDLESBROUGH IS OFFICIALLY A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY TOWN
A celebration has been held to mark Middlesbrough officially becoming a Dementia Friendly Town.
Residents of the town living with dementia, carers and businesses which have undergone training to become dementia aware all came together for the occasion.
The Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough Project has been developed by Cleveland Alzheimer’s Residential Centre Limited (Clevearc) in partnership with South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.
The project was launched in November last year when people affected by dementia and their carers discussed how best to develop Middlesbrough as a dementia friendly community.
The initiatives aim was to ensure people across the town were able to help those with the condition lead active and fulfilling lives and confirmation has now been given by the Government and Alzheimer’s Society that Middlesbrough is a recognised Dementia Friendly Town.
At the celebration event at Jury’s Inn, 25 businesses from across the town were recognised as being dementia friendly and presented with certificates by Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd.
We’ve decided to get involved too. We’re now proud to announce that after having completed a short training course, we are officially ‘Dementia Friends’. Join us and become one too.
A ‘Dementia Friend’ learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. It’s about learning how you can help in lots of small ways – from telling friends, to visiting someone you know living with dementia. Every action counts.
To learn more about how you can become a Dementia Friend go to: www.dementiafriends.org.uk