DVSC Dementia Aware Community Led Grants Denbighshire

DVSC is a membership based charity.

The DVSC mission is to build resilient communities through voluntary action and social enterprise. Providing excellent support for our members and being an influential voice in Denbighshire and North Wales.

DVSC is a membership based charity.

Grants of between £250 – £1,000 are available from DVSC for change makers, movers and shakers. Voluntary and Community Groups, Third Sector Organisations and social enterprises in Denbighshire. To initiate community led activity to raise awareness about dementia in their local communities. Through these awareness raising activities we anticipate that:  

  • The wider population understands the challenges faced by people living with dementia and are aware of the actions they can take to support them.
  • People are aware of the early signs of dementia; the importance of a timely diagnosis; and know where to go to get help
  • Individuals will understand the steps they can take to reduce their risk,

Grants are available from DVSC

For events, activities, and training sessions, which can raise awareness about dementia in communities. Also to encourage people to turn awareness into action and improvement in their communities.

All applicants and award winners will be invited to attend a Celebration event to look at the great initiatives and activities that have taken place across the County. This event will also mark the launch of the Dementia Aware Community Network in Denbighshire. 

The Dementia Aware Community Led Grant Programme Criteria aims to encourage community led innovation and to inspire a network of change makers to come together and turn awareness into action in their communities across the county and North Wales.

The application deadline is 5pm on 28 February 2019

The grant must be spent by 31 March 2019 and all activities completed by the end of April 2019

Source: DVSC | Dementia Aware Community Led Grant

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Source: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board | Health Board adopts dementia friendly name badges following Bangor University research

Poll for a general meeting.

We are in the process of arranging a general meeting and would like to poll your preferences for a suitable meeting time. The meeting will be held at a central location in Prestatyn.

You can also see the poll on Facebook here

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What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A Dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported. In a dementia-friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, so that people with dementia can continue to live in the way they want to and in the community they choose.

What is a Dementia Friend ?

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch our online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Why are dementia-friendly communities important?

Dementia-friendly communities are vital in helping people live well with dementia and remain a part of their community.

Too many people affected by dementia feel society fails to understand the condition they live with, its impact or how to interact with them. That’s why people with dementia sometimes feel they need to withdraw from their community as the condition progresses.

In fact, over a third of people with dementia told us that they have felt lonely recently. More than a quarter of carers we surveyed said they felt ‘cut off from society’ too.

This isn’t okay. People affected by dementia still have an incredible amount to offer to their community. If appropriately supported, they can continue to play an active and valuable role even years after diagnosis.

Who can help make their community dementia-friendly?

Everyone.  From governments and local shops, to book clubs and churches, we all have a part to play in creating communities where people with dementia feel active, engaged and valued.

People affected by dementia have the most important role in any dementia-friendly community.  By sharing their experiences and connecting with others, they ensure that communities keep the needs of people affected by dementia at the heart of everything they do.

How to make fidget toys for people living with dementia

Our friends at Dyserth WI already make twiddle blankets. Maybe we could have a chat about fidget toys when we give a talk to them on Friday 11th January.

Fiona Crouch shares a knitting pattern for her ‘Snuggle Bear’ fidget toy, designed to reduce anxiety for people with dementia who are feeling restless.

Source: How to make fidget toys for people living with dementia

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