Supporting people living with Dementia

 

Ashfield Voluntary Action is passionately committed to supporting people living with dementia and their carers. We also recognise the importance of raising awareness around dementia and reducing stigma, as more understanding communities improve the lives of people living with dementia and their families.

 

How does our work achieve this?

 

  • We provide free Twiddle Mitts for people living with Dementia. To request a Twiddle Mitt or learn more please click here
  • We are part of the Ashfield and Mansfield Dementia Action Alliance which is working to make the two Districts more Dementia Friendly. To find out more about the Dementia Action Alliance click here.
  • We provide free Dementia Friends Awareness Raising sessions to the community (an Alzheimers UK initiative). So if you are a community or voluntary group, or a local business we can book a session with you for as few as five people - we can even provide the venue free-of-charge. Ring Sarah Taylor on 01623 555 551 to find out more or book a session. Find out more about our exciting new Five Hundred at Fifty campaign here.
  • Our Lifestyles service (supporting people aged 50 plus who are at risk of falls) can also signpost people living with dementia and their families into other services. To find out more about the Lifestyles service click here.
  • Information on groups supporting people living with dementia and their carers. To find out more click here.
  • Our work around patient engagement provides a platform for patient experience, concerns and issues to be formally raised with NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group (the part of the NHS which plans and pays for serivces). To find out more about our work around patient engagement click here.

 

Information and Advice

 

Do you look after someone? There is an excellent little handbook aimed at carers in Nottinghamshire, providing information on a wide-range of subjects all relating to caring for someone. The booklet is available from Nottinghamshire County Council, health care settings, libraries and community organisations (including Ashfield Voluntary Action).

 

Did you know that Dementia UK produces a wide-range of leaflets? Everything you need to know if you are living with, or supporting someone living with Dementia. To find out more please visit https://www.dementiauk.org/

 

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