West Lancashire gets behind National Dementia Awareness Week

West Lancashire gets behind National Dementia Awareness Week


West Lancashire CCG is supporting free local dementia workshops in support of National Dementia Awareness Week (19-25 May).  Being organised by Home Instead, the workshops will provide a forum to discuss dementia, helping people understand the condition and provide various techniques to manage behaviours.

Robert Godson from Home Instead said:

“In a recent survey conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society it was clear that people prefer to remain at home and this is particularly relevant for dementia sufferers who benefit from familiar surroundings and routines.  However, when family members must take on the role of being the main carer they can often become overwhelmed, physically and mentally with the uncertainties and pressures of caring for a loved one.”

A spokesperson for NHS West Lancashire CCG, said:

“With an aging population and a predicted increase in the number of people living with dementia, this is a core focus area for the CCG.  However, tackling this and delivering improvements cannot be achieved alone.  We need to work closely with everyone from carers to our healthcare partners, and workshops like this play an integral role.“

The workshops are taking place:

–       Monday 20 May, Ormskirk Parish Church 10am-2pm

–       Tuesday 21 May, Christ Church Aughton, 1-3pm

–        Wednesday 22 May, Ormskirk Parish Church, 10am-12pm

–       Thursday 23 May, Christ Church Aughton, 7-9pm.

With the help of members of Love Ormskirk and other stakeholders in the local community, Home Instead’s mission is to try and make Ormskirk one of the first dementia friendly towns in the North West of England.

The West Lancashire & Chorley office of Home Instead Senior Care is part of a national network of over 135 independently owned and operated offices. For further information on the FREE Dementia family workshops or to register your place then please call Natalie Wallace on: 01695 589 071, visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/westlancs or www.loveormskirk.com for more information.