Aylsham set to be Norfolk’s fourth dementia-friendly town

Aylsham - set to be Norfolk's fourth dementia-friendly town. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Aylsham - set to be Norfolk's fourth dementia-friendly town. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Aylsham will be officially launched as a dementia-friendly community next week.

The aim is to raise awareness and understanding of dementia so that people living with the condition, and their carers, get better access to social activities, businesses, and amenities in the area, and live independently.

It will make Aylsham the fourth dementia-friendly town in Norfolk - joining Wymondham, Swaffham, and Diss,

The move follows months of work between Age UK Norfolk and the Aylsham care trust.

An invitation-only launch at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, is being attended by shops, businesses, and organisations.

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They will be advised on how they can make their services more accessible to customers with dementia.

ACT manager Alan Holland said: 'This launch is the materialisation of a vision of Aylsham Care Trust to support the Aylsham community to work together to enable people living with dementia to live their lives as independently as possible.'

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Age UK Norfolk's dementia lead Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon urged local businesses and groups to attend.

To attend or find out more, including exploring training opportunities, contact Jo Mountjoy-Dixon on 01603 785232 or email joanne.mountjoy-dixon@ageuknorfolk.org.uk

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