Dementia Awareness Evening hopes to offer support to the Worthing community

Published: 22/05/2019

Local award-winning provider of personal home care, Bluebird Care Worthing has teamed up with Café Oasis to host an evening event providing dementia information and support.

Local award-winning provider of personal home care, Bluebird Care Worthing has teamed up with Café Oasis to host an evening event providing dementia information and support.
 
Managing Director of Bluebird Worthing, Fiona Ryder, said:
 
“One in four people will be affected by dementia in their lifetimes, which is why it’s important to work with individuals and their families to try and make life much easier for those who have it.
 
A recent report made recommendations to the government about the need to continue to raise awareness of dementia, and the work that can be done to make our communities more dementia friendly.

Our care workers are Dementia Friends and undergo additional training to further their expertise and understanding of dementia. With the specialist services we provide at Bluebird Care, we are determined to bring dementia awareness to Worthing.”

Set up by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Awareness events have been running across the country for a number of years and focus on improving inclusion and quality of life for people living with dementia. By holding information workshops in towns, villages and cities across the UK, the society’s ambition is to work with people affected by dementia and key partners to develop dementia-friendly communities.
 
In this way, people will be aware of and understand more about dementia, people with dementia and their carers will be encouraged to seek help and support; and people with dementia will feel included in their community.
 
Fiona added: “The Bluebird Care team want to meet as many people as possible and make them aware of dementia, its affects and how we as a community can support those who are suffering from it.”

Have you been diagnosed with dementia? Do you care for someone who has dementia? Or are you an individual who just wants to find out more about dementia? If so, drop in on our free Dementia Awareness Evening on:

1st November, 5pm-7pm at Café Oasis, 112 The Street, Rustington, BN16 3DA

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure that each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.
 
For more details  about the Dementia Awareness Evening contact Bluebird Care by calling 01903 730026, emailing worthing@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or by visiting their website www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/worthing