Bluebird Care Slough, S.Bucks & S.Wycombe take action to make the community dementia friendly
We are excited to be helping the village become a designated ‘Dementia Friendly Community’, by becoming an active member of the Dementia Action Alliance.We are excited to be helping the village become a designated ‘Dementia Friendly Community’, by becoming an active member of the Dementia Action Alliance.
Along with Buckinghamshire County Council, we have become one of the alliance’s member organisations, which will help to create the community.
As an alliance member, we have committed to signing up all 120 of its staff as ‘Dementia Friends’ and to encourage its workers to attend any local training available. It also plans to hold information sessions, where local businesses and members of the community can learn more about living with dementia.
Our deputy care manager, Katy Cresswell said:
As an organisation we are committed to bringing about change for local people living with or dealing with dementia. Dementia affects so many people locally, but we can really make a difference if we work together as a community.”
The Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers. It describes the 'Working to become Dementia Friendly' symbol as a qualification in becoming a dementia friendly community.