We are delighted that as one of the members of Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance, we have been awarded a National Dementia Friendly Award, recognising the efforts being made to make the city a welcoming place for people living with the condition.
Over the last 12 months, we’ve been working alongside Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance to take action to improve services for people living with dementia.
The city’s Alliance was the winner in the Dementia Friendly Community of the Year city or county category at this year’s Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards, which took place in London last week and was hosted by Ambassador Angela Rippon CBE. The award recognises cities or counties which are leading the way in taking action to ensure that people affected by dementia are involved.
Marianne Grant, Partnership Development Project Manager at Compton Care, said: “Being a member of Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance is so important to the care we give at Compton.
“Over the last 12 months we have trained over 30 staff to become Dementia Friends, worked in partnership with local organisations and statutory providers to help improve community awareness and created our Wolverhampton-based support group, Café Neuro for those living with a neurological condition.
“We are delighted that we have been recognised for the work we have done over the last 12 months and we are committed to continuing to help improve awareness and support to our patients and their families affected by dementia.”
Jon Crockett, Chair of Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance, added: “Excellent work has taken place to help Wolverhampton become a Dementia Friendly Community, and I would like to thank everyone – individuals and organisations big and small – for their fantastic contributions.”
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