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Dementia is one of our most significant public health priorities, as it has far reaching effects on people who live with the condition, their carers, family, friends, communities, businesses, health, social care and voluntary services and the economy.

Please find attached information on Dementia Awareness – Dementia Friendly Communities training opportunities available from May 2016 to July 2016.  DFC_April_2016_ to_July_2016

These FREE half day workshops are aimed at those working in front-line community, health and social care organisations, and businesses in Warwickshire who may come into contact with people living with dementia, or their carers, as part of their day to day service provision.

The workshops have been commissioned by Warwickshire County Council through Public Health and will contribute to raising awareness and understanding of dementia – which is a key element of Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy. Sessions will also contribute to enhancing the skills of frontline workers in Making Every Contact Count.

The attached information gives further details, and information about how to book a place. Please forward this information to colleagues that you feel would benefit from this training, and where appropriate encourage their attendance.

If you are unable to attend a three hour face to face course but still want to find out more about Dementia, the Dementia Friends Initiative offers a range of opportunities for people to enhance their awareness of dementia. Dementia Friends Information Sessions last for up to one hour and may be ideal for groups / teams who do not have capacity to attend a three hour training course.

Alternatively, people can become Dementia Friends by signing up online by visiting www.dementiafriends.org.uk  Please see the attached ‘Dementia Friends’ resource to find out more. Dementia_Friends_getting_involved_Jan 16

Thank you for your support in helping us to work towards creating a Dementia Friendly Warwickshire.

Fore more information please email dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk

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