Care UK team aims to turn Stroud into a dementia-friendly town

A Care UK home in Stroud is aiming to make the whole town more dementia-friendly by hosting a series of community events.

More than 350 people have already attended events organised by Scarlet House care home, designed to help the local population understand dementia better. The next event takes place on February 23.

Jim McCleod, customer relations manager at Scarlet House and a Dementia Friends champion, says that education is the key to breaking down barriers.

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“At Scarlet House we have a commitment to encourage others to learn about dementia and we are really proud of the progress we have made by supporting Dementia Friends. We want to educate people, but also help the community to turn their knowledge into action to making our community more aware of those living with dementia.

“We look forward to opening our doors to what promises to be an insightful and inspiring event for the local community. Following the sell-out success of our recent dementia awareness event, we would urge those interested in attending to book a place,” he told local newspaper Gloucester Citizen.

“So far over 350 people in Stroud have attended our Dementia Friend’s sessions and it is so important to keep this number growing if we are to reach our aim of making Stroud a dementia-friendly community,” Mr McLeod added.

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