Victoria Huntriss (centre) of Springhill Care with Holly Hartley of Homewise (left) and Lyndsay Wheatcroft

Springhill Care Group has partnered with The Hyndburn Dementia Action Alliance, a local association of the national Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).

The partnership aims to help change the way people feel about dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition.

Victoria Huntriss, Health and Wellbeing Lead at Springhill Care Home, (pictured centre) said: “This partnership means we can get up-to-date information about what is available in the community so that we can take residents along to events or make links with people who can bring events to us.

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“We already have some ideas of how we can work together, and this will help make sure that we don’t forget this part of the community. We can also signpost any carers or anybody who comes along to our dementia cafes towards this group that we are currently developing to offer local support.”

Nationally, there are 7,340 members of the DAA with 357 local alliances aiming to encourage partnerships, raise awareness within the community and provide up-to-date quality dementia training.

Lyndsay Wheatcroft of the Hyndburn DAA said: “We are working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers and this is a pioneering community initiative.

“We urge any organisation in Hyndburn who is interested in becoming more dementia friendly to get in touch and see how they can be involved. It is free to join, and we ask members to complete a brief action plan setting out what they can do to make a difference to people living with dementia and their carers.”

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