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Workshop will help local businesses make themselves ‘dementia friendly’

Posted on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 9:32 pm by SH (Editor)

BRACE workshop.

Businesses in Bradley Stoke and the wider north Bristol area are being invited to take part in a free workshop and networking event that will provide advice on making their organisations ‘dementia friendly’.

South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance (SGDAA) lead Winsome Barrett-Muir said:

“People with dementia live in all our communities and they and their carers are very likely to be among your clients and customers. That’s why dementia is your business.”

“By undertaking some simple actions, you can make their experience a better one and ensure you are compliant with the Equality Act 2010. Through small, inexpensive changes you can make a big difference to your staff and customers alike. It’s good for business and it’s the right thing to do.”

The event, which takes place at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke on Tuesday 27th March, is being organised by SGDAA and the charity BRACE. It begins at 9am with an opportunity to network followed by three short talks, including one by BRACE chair of trustees Professor Stephen Lisney, who will give an update on progress in dementia research. The managing director of Wiltshire Farm Foods, Adam Michallat-Cox, will then describe the benefits of becoming a dementia friendly business, followed at 10am by Winsome Barrett-Muir taking delegates through the steps needed to make a business dementia friendly.

Places are limited. Book a free place at www.alzheimers-brace.org/Event/southglos-dementia-its-your-business or email admin@alzheimers-brace.org

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 43). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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