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Wrexham groups praised for working to make the town Dementia Friendly

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 7th, 2018.

A number of organisations and businesses have been praised for their work in helping to make Wrexham a dementia friendly town.

The project, which sees the Alzheimer’s Society offer support and guidance, encourages organisations which have taken part in the dementia friendly scheme to show how they have met a series of pledges which help support people wo are living with dementia.

Training to help people become Dementia Friends is also made available, and those who take part learn ways in which they can speak to, help and assist people with dementia who they meet during their working day.

In April 2017 Wrexham also received a ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ status.

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas, who is supporting the project across the constituency, undertook the training alongside Lesley Griffiths AM, Susan Elan Jones MP and staff in 2014, and has since encouraged Wrexham businesses, schools, faith groups and other organisations to sign up and to support the Dementia Friendly town project.

A recent awards ceremony was held for some of those who took part, and Dementia Friendly Wrexham members have also visited several organisations who took part – Clarks, St Giles Parish Church and St Christopher’s School – to present them with certificates.

Mr Lucas said: “Every person who takes part in this scheme deserves our thanks – they are helping to make our town a more supportive place for people with dementia.

“Each of them has demonstrated their commitment to the project, and set out practical steps which they are taking in their workplace.

“That commitment really does make a difference, and I’d urge any Wrexham group who hasn’t yet taken part – but who wants to find out more – to look into signing up.”

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