Cardiff Working to become Dementia Friendly

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Your local Councillor, Owen Jones, is pleased to inform local residents that a new scheme has been launched across the city to support organisations, local businesses and community groups to become more dementia-friendly.

On World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21), Cardiff Council is calling on public, private and third sector services to join a social movement that is improving the lives of people affected by dementia.

The city is currently working with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru towards becoming a community that is supportive and inclusive of people with dementia. The Council is seeking to enlist the support of other organisations to help build a Dementia Friendly Community in Cardiff.

A new pledge scheme that supports organisations to learn about and implement small changes to become more dementia-friendly is underway and a number of organisations have already pledged to become more dementia-friendly.

By pledging their support, an organisation agrees to support staff or volunteers to attend a Dementia Friends awareness session, to raise the profile of dementia by displaying the Dementia Friendly logo and committing to treat people affected by dementia with understanding, dignity and respect.

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, Cardiff City Hall will light up in blue – the colour of the Dementia Friends forget-me-not symbol – tonight to help raise awareness and mark the launch of the pledge scheme.

For more information on Dementia Friendly Communities visit alzheimers.org.uk/dementiafriendlycommunities

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