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Dementia Friendly Stockton Consultation Event

on Tuesday, 02 July 2013. Posted in Dementia Friendly Stockton, Dementia Friendly Communities

At Preston Hall

Dementia Friendly Stockton Consultation Event

Approximately 50 people living with dementia and their carers have visited Preston Hall to take the first steps towards making Stockton-on-Tees a nationally recognised dementia friendly community.

The event at Preston Hall on Tuesday 2nd July provided people living with dementia and their carers with the opportunity to explain what changes would help them to remain active and included within their community.

During the event people suggested that they would be able to access their community more easily if people working in local organisations had a better understanding of dementia, if it was clear which organisations have committed to helping people living with dementia and if there was less of a stigma around dementia.

Peter Prior (Dementia Friendly Communities Link Worker for Cleveland Alzheimer’s) explained “it is great that so many people are getting behind the project and coming along to tell us what changes we need to make in Stockton”.

“Dementia affects the lives of so many people across our community and it is no longer enough to think that dementia is only an issue for people working in health and social care. Instead it is vital that every part of our community considers what they can do to help people living with dementia.   This includes helping people with dementia access different parts of their community.

The event included presentations from Gayle Tweed (Chief Executive of Cleveland Alzheimer’s) and Peter Kelly (Director of Public Health in Stockton).

Cleveland Alzheimer’s are working in partnership with individuals and organisations across Stockton-on-Tees to develop the borough as a nationally recognised dementia-friendly community. The next stage of the project will involve addressing the issues highlighted during the event and approaching organisations from across Stockton-on-Tees to explain to them the benefits of becoming more dementia friendly.

For more information on the Dementia Friendly Stockton project or to find out how your organisation can become more dementia friendly please contact Peter Prior on (01642) 611110 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Comments (1)

  • judith bonsor

    judith bonsor

    02 July 2013 at 18:16 |
    attended today fantastic well run event great ideas thanks for the

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