Brecon Business Dementia Alliance Launch

Rather belated update on the launch of the Brecon Business Dementia Alliance!

The event went really well and was attended by 20+ people from local businesses, including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Brecon, all of whom were really engaged and committed to making their own businesses Dementia Friendly.

 

 

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Sharon Ford from the National Museum of Wales gave a great presentation detailing the excellent work that she and colleagues have done to make the museum Dementia Friendly, with tips for other businesses.

We had a local resident, Wyndham, who is living with dementia, his wife Gaynor and two other carers, Sandi and Eileen, and they talked about what does and doesn't help and suggested things that local businesses could do to support people who are living with dementia and other conditions. This part of the evening was facilitated by DEEP's Rachel Niblock, who as ever did a wonderful job.

The final speaker was Roger Smith, manager of The Clarence Hotel, who spoke really well, and from the heart, about his previous experience of dementia and also about the importance of staff being aware of the issues that may affect PLWD and how they can help.

Although it's early days, we are already seeing positive developments from the launch:

* Several businesses and Brecon College have booked Dementia Awareness Sessions

* A number of businesses have requested an audit of their premises to ensure that they are Dementia Friendly

* Discussions have started with Brecon Leisure Centre and College regarding Dementia Friendly gym and pool sessions being provided, with support from students

And that's just the start! We have plans to build on this very encouraging response to our latest initiative and we are really optimistic that the Brecon Business Dementia Alliance can and will go from strength to strength.

Sharon Ford from the National Museum of Wales gave a great presentation detailing the excellent work that she and colleagues have done to make the museum Dementia Friendly, with tips for other businesses.

We had a local resident, Wyndham, who is living with dementia, his wife Gaynor and two other carers, Sandi and Eileen, and they talked about what does and doesn't help and suggested things that local businesses could do to support people who are living with dementia and other conditions. This part of the evening was facilitated by DEEP's Rachel Niblock, who as ever did a wonderful job.

The final speaker was Roger Smith, manager of The Clarence Hotel, who spoke really well, and from the heart, about his previous experience of dementia and also about the importance of staff being aware of the issues that may affect PLWD and how they can help.

Although it's early days, we are already seeing positive developments from the launch:

* Several businesses and Brecon College have booked Dementia Awareness Sessions

* A number of businesses have requested an audit of their premises to ensure that they are Dementia Friendly

* Discussions have started with Brecon Leisure Centre and College regarding Dementia Friendly gym and pool sessions being provided, with support from students

And that's just the start! We have plans to build on this very encouraging response to our latest initiative and we are really optimistic that the Brecon Business Dementia Alliance can and will go from strength to strength.

 

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