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Making every church in Cumbria dementia-friendly by 2020 – Windermere
17th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Making every church in Cumbria dementia-friendly by 2020
Our pioneering project – led by CTiC’s Dementia Reference Group – to make our churches aware of, and responsive to, the needs of people affected by dementia continues to progress well. There are now 110 volunteer Dementia Enablers who are seeking to make their local places of worship dementia-friendly, in terms of welcome, worship and environment. Altogether, more than 150 churches, chapels, corps and meeting houses are involved in the project.
We are conscious that there is more to be done and that there are more people who might wish to be involved. We are therefore offering a series of information sessions this spring. These will give opportunity to learn about the project in general and about the role of Dementia Enabler in particular.
The dates and locations are as follows:
Saturday 17th March; Carver Uniting Church, Lakes Road, Windermere, LA23 2DB
Saturday 24th March; Signpost, 104 Senhouse Street, Maryport, CA15 6BS
Saturday 24th March; Christ Church, Drovers Lane, Penrith, CA11 9EL
Each session will run from 9.30 to 1.00. Attendance is free, but we will need numbers for catering purposes.
To book a place, please contact Margaret Irving (Secretary to the Dementia Reference Group) email@example.com specifying which session you wish to attend.
Future related events
The Development Day for all DEs will be held on Saturday 9 June at the Carver Uniting Church in Windermere. Our guest speakers will be the Revd Gaynor Hammond, author of “Growing dementia-friendly churches”, and Charles Proctor, Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Carlisle.·
The third annual Cumbria Churches’ Dementia Conference will be held onSaturday 17 November at the Carver Uniting Church in Windermere. Confirmed speakers include Doug Brown (Director of Research & Development for Alzheimer’s Society) and Hilary Doxford, a member of the World Alzheimer’s Council.