How do we operate?
Our aim is to make Bristol THE Dementia Friendly City in the UK. We want Bristol to be a place where locals, people working in the city and visitors can know that they and their loved ones will be treated with respect and curtesy. To build Dementia friendly communities we are offering the following FREE resources:
We visit retailers and businesses in the Bristol area with our “Dementia Awareness Guide” which describes:-
- what dementia is
- how its symptoms can be recognised
- and more importantly how the individual can be assisted and helped
Retailers who ensure their staff read the guide and become aware of the issues, are awarded a “Purple Angel Sticker” to place in the window of their premises. This indicates that they are “Dementia Aware” and that help and understanding is available to both the individual and/or their carer. This will help to build Dementia friendly communities.
We visit businesses and their business associations or trade groups in a similar way we visit retailers or by addressing their particular group. We particularly want to talk to bus companies, taxi firms, ferry companies and transport organisations.
If this interests you, please contact us to discuss how your business can become Dementia Aware. This flyer explains more.
Organisations like Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies and Cubs etc. earn badges for demonstrating skills. My own church groups have been approached to see if we can work out how children of various ages can earn a “Dementia Aware” badge at the relevant skill levels.
This flyer gives you further information if you are a scouter or guider and are interested in a Dementia Awareness workshop.
We support youth organisations like Scouts, Guides and youth clubs using drama as a learning tool. We work closely with NSC (National Citizen Service) – a service supporting 16-17 year olds.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support your organisation. Please see our flyer.
Clubs & Organisations:
Sports and leisure organisations may have contact with people with Dementia and their carers and would benefit from learning what Dementia is, how to recognise the symptoms and, more importantly, how to manage it.
Please contact us for information on how we can support your organisation. Please see our flyer.
Working with Health Service Professionals:
We regularly send information to GP Practices and offer free Dementia Aware sessions. We encourage GP practices to appoint a “Dementia Lead” who can act as a single point of contact for Dementia issues. This will greatly help those organisations and groups working with people who have Dementia and their carers when linking with GPs.
We are always open to any other ideas and will explore ways to introduce Dementia awareness into the community. If you have any ideas please do not hesitate to let us know via phone or email (details below)