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DEMENTIA FRIENDS SESSIONS
45 minutes of your time in a friendly relaxed environment to change the lives of others

10am at PIPS Community Cafe, Station Road, Purton

12th February, 22nd April, 24th June

 

 NEXT SET OF DEMENTIA FRIENDS SESSIONS : Wednesday 27th November 10am to 11am at Pips Community Cafe, Purton. All welcome

 

We made the front page of the Newsletter - well done to Purton #purtoncares CLICK HERE

RECENT WORKING PARTY UPDATE WITH KEY POINTS OF ACTION AND WHATS NEXT :)

  • 28 sessions run – 150 Dementia Friends to date 
  • Debbie Lawrence now a trained Dementia Champion
  • Two children sessions run and more to be planned next year
  • Children’s session at the Guides now confirmed
  • Schools – no further afield but will keep them aware that we are here and wish to come and deliver sessions
  • Companies in Purton – only Purton Farm shop to date – will speak in the New Year – keep plugging away
  • To reduce cost to Council as budget we will be using the small meeting room where appropriate and offering limited spaces. To consider the Red House as an alternative venue.  Debbie and Sue to book dates for 2019 and advise accordingly
  • Safer Places - Alexa and Theresa to action and gain a minimum of 6 busineses or safe places – (Doctors Surgery already a Safe Place). New potential venues :Council Offices, Library if not already registered, Lloyds Chemist, Pips Café, Dentists x 2 , Cycle Shop)
  • Parish Council to appoint a new Councillor as previous representative has left (Jamie Hurwood)
  • Once Pips Café has opened and is operational for a few months, to approach with a view to running either a Dementia friendly session at their café, Dementia Café days, or to adopt the mentality, information sessions and approach to advertise the café as a Dementia Friendly Café.
  • Work to arrange a sponsored dementia walk in Purton linking with other areas where possible

If you wish to know more please speak to the co-ordinator debbie Lawrence on 01793 771066 or email deborah.lawrence@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk 

OUR VERY OWN DEMENTIA CHAMPION SUE GILES HAS DONE IT SHE HAS COMPLETED THE 2018 LONDON MARATHON AND YOU CAN STILL DONATE HERE :- https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SueGiles2

MAKING PURTON A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

Purton Parish Council along with Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board, Purton Doctors Surgery and associated bodies are working hard to bring awareness of this disease to the residents and businesses of Purton.

We run regular Dementia Friends Sessions which allows an insight into the disease giving support not only to those living with Dementia but their carers and families.

45 minutes of your time can make a difference that is life changing to some.

If you have FaceBook check out the link and show your support.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1415637418458769/?fref=nf

If you cannot attend a training sesion let us know as we are more than happy to arrange training for groups, companies and organisations free of charge.  Say YES and bring awareness.

Any questions or queries please contact the Clerk, Debbie Lawrence who is co-ordinating this community event on 01793 771066 or email deborah.lawrence@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Useful links :-

DEMENTIA UK https://www.dementiauk.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0NmKv-KY2QIVqbXtCh05bQB-EAAYASAAEgIDNfD_BwE

ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn6nT4OKY2QIV65PtCh30KQFvEAAYASAAEgIirvD_BwE

FORGET ME NOT CENTRE (SWINDON) http://www.swindondementiacare.co.uk/forget-me-not-dementia-support-centre-celebrates-20-years-of-service-in-swindon/

Blue Badge Disablity - have your say https://blog.alzheimers.org.uk/campaigns/have-your-say-blue-badges/

 

"THE DISEASE DOES NOT DEFINE WHO YOU ARE - THE DISEASE IS THE CHALLENGE - THE SOLUTION IS THE UNDERSTANDING"