Why Your Business Should Be Dementia Friendly

Why Your Business Should Be Dementia Friendly

Redcar and Cleveland businesses receiving their Dementia Friendly accreditation at the awards ceremony in April at Redcar Cleveland Community Heart.

Redcar and Cleveland businesses receiving their Dementia Friendly accreditation at the awards ceremony in April at Redcar Cleveland Community Heart.

The Dementia Friendly Redcar and Cleveland project aims to ensure that people living with dementia can remain active and include members of their communities. In order to achieve this, it is vital that businesses and other organisations are accessible to their customers who are living with dementia. We are therefore looking for businesses and organisations to take a number of easy, low cost steps that will help them respond to the needs of their customers living with dementia and make their services more accessible.

We ask businesses to consider the six step approach:

1. Senior staff to sign up

2. How will you listen to what people living with dementia and carers think is important?

3. How will you increase awareness about dementia amongst appropriate personnel?

4. How do you make the physical environment more accessible?

5. How do you make your literature more accessible?

6. Anything else you would like to do.

The project fully supports businesses in the application process and can access dementia friends awareness sessions for staff . The project involvement is completely free of any charge .

Brian’s presentation can be viewed here and you can rewatch a recording of the whole event on our Facebook page.

Don’t let your business miss out on networking events like these; follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page where you can signup for for the next event, they’re free!

Visit the Dementia Friendly Redcar Cleveland website for more information.

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