Brighton & Hove dementia-friendly initiatives
Kingsway Care loves this video and is proud to live and work within a community that is taking action to improve the lives of people with dementia. Just watch Shirley’s journey and see what a difference dementia awareness has made in her life.
Dementia Awareness Sessions
Six years ago, Brighton & Hove Buses introduced dementia awareness training for all of their staff. Now all of them are dementia friends. Drivers are more patient and will wait if you can’t find your bus pass or can’t remember where you’re going. Shirley appreciates that the drivers will chat with her and she’s enjoying her independence. Staying active and going out to see friends and family is so important. It’s great she feels confident to use the local buses.
Simple changes make a world of difference
Sarah Coleman from the local Alzheimer’s Society explains that for many people with dementia, dark floors look like a hole or a pool of water. Now all the buses have light flooring to be dementia friendly and remove that obstacle for boarding the bus.
Brighton & Hove City Council
Kingsway Care applauds Brighton & Hove City Council’s ambition to be an age and dementia-friendly city. Somewhere that’s a great place for everyone to grow older and where those living with dementia, and their carers are an active part of their city.
Anyone can join Dementia Friends to understand a little more what it’s like to live with dementia and the small ways you could help. It is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. Aiming to transform the way the nation thinks, acts, and talks about the condition. To learn more visit https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Get in touch
Kingsway Care provide specialist support for people living with dementia. If you need help, please contact our friendly team for a chat on 01273 044777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org