People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia – from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.
The Dementia Friends initiative wants to create a network of a million Dementia Friends across England by 2015.
Dementia Friends is a national initiative that is being run by the Alzheimer’s Society. It is funded by the government, and aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects. Alzheimer’s Society is working with lots of volunteers and other organisations to achieve this goal.
How can I get involved?
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.
A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
Friends’ information sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions to help you understand what it’s like to live with dementia and the actions you can take
Dementia Friends is funded by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health. For more information on Dementia Friends visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"I have used Tracey Laflin at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd
"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"
"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."
"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service"