The CCG have supported the Dementia Choir “Singing together”, an initiative that runs across Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. Furthermore, three other schemes supporting reminiscence and memory aids also received funding. Our governing body members and a large number of staff are dementia champions. As a commissioner, we have encouraged and supported our providers to be dementia friendly.
Dementia Friendly Rossendale is an example of a local volunteer group which helps to improve awareness of dementia in the community. Members of the group have worked with the CCG to produce guides to raise awareness of dementia in the community including a short informative general guide, a guide for businesses and a safety guide for families and carers. To find out more visit their website: http://dementiafriendlyrossendale.org/
For further information on Dementia support and services across East Lancashire visit the Dementia Today website: http://www.eastlancsdementia.org/