Notes:- Dementia Awareness Event – Congleton Town Hall – 26yh July 2017.
Dementia Awareness Event held on 26th July 2017
Approx 40 attendees.
List of Attendees held on file, some indicated willingness to become involved in setting up a steering group.
MS open the event outlining our aim (in Partnership with Congleton Town Management team) of helping Congleton become a Dementia friendly Town.
Dementia is now a single biggest killer, with many suffering for a long period of time. We aim for the town to be able to offer more support to those people and make shopping, socialising etc. much more inclusive and enjoyable.
This event is a start of a long journey, it will not happen overnight although we will look to get some small wins / changes in as soon as we can.
Speakers at the meeting included:-
Debbi Callow from End of Life Partnership
Claire Halsey from East Cheshire Hospice
Kath Reader and John Poulson from Alsager Partnership.
We concluded the event with an Open Forum where ideas were captured for discussion once the steering group has been set up.
MS promised we would move on setting up the steering group by around Aug Bank Holiday, the meeting is now scheduled for Wed 30th August, 3.00pm at The Old Saw Mill, emails have been sent to all who indicated an interest in being involved with the steering group.
Kath and John who outlined what they have achieved in Alsager have offered to support us wherever they could.