Event title: Dementia Friends Champion Training in Shrewsbury
Venue: The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE
Name: Lesley Stabler Service Administrator, Shropshire
Telephone: 01743 341 800
Event description: This training to become a Dementia Friends Champion is being run by The Alzheimer’s Society.
What is a Dementia Friends Champion?
A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
It’s easy to get involved. Dementia Friends Champions will attend an induction, receive support when they need it, and be part of over 10,500 volunteer Dementia Friends Champions creating dementia friendly communities) together. As part of an Organisation, a Dementia Friends Champion could include a Dementia Friends session for every staff member as part of their Induction.
You don’t need to have any particular experience or skillset to be a Dementia Friends Champion, but you do need to understand what’s involved
What will happen in the Induction?
The induction day lasts for one day and you will learn about dementia and how it affects people, and the practical actions that Dementia Friends can take that could help someone with dementia living in their community. You will learn how to run Dementia Friends Information Sessions to inspire other people to become Dementia Friends and help to create dementia friendly communities.
You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Dementia Friends Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
If you would like more information on becoming a Dementia Friends champion or to register your place on the course, please click on the link below and use the course search box to bring up the full details.