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‘Drop In’ Dementia Event

‘Drop In’ Dementia Event

Join us for tea, cake and find out more about dementia services in Wiltshire.

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire is a local independent service which exists to speak up for local people on health and care issues. We listen to local people’s experiences (good and bad) of health and care services and feedback their views to the people who plan, pay and deliver these services.

Over the past year we have spoken to over 400 people who are living with dementia, their families and unpaid carers. They have told us that they find it difficult to find good quality information about dementia and what services are available in Wiltshire.

So, as part of Dementia Awareness Week Healthwatch Wiltshire and the Alzheimer’s Society are running a drop in event where over free tea and cake, people can find out more about services for people living with dementia, talk to someone from Wiltshire Council who are involved in planning and designing dementia and carer services and speak to us about their experiences of using local services.

Throughout the event the Alzheimer’s Society will be holding Dementia Friends sessions, giving people the chance to learn more about dementia and to become a dementia friend.

Chris Graves, Chair of Healthwatch Wilshire said:

‘We want to make sure that current services are meeting the needs of those with dementia, their families and unpaid carers. Only by hearing real-life stories and by involving local people in decisions about service provision, can we really be sure that those with dementia are supported and able to live well in Wiltshire’.

The event will take place on Tuesday 17 May 2 -4 pm at Chippenham Neeld Community and Arts Centre.

Please contact the Healthwatch Wiltshire Team on 01225 434218 or email  info@healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk to let us know that you are coming and/or book a place on a Dementia Friends awareness session.


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