Holt to join county’s dementia friendly towns

Norfolk Age UK dementia friendly communities coordinator Amelia Worley giving a presentation at the

Norfolk Age UK dementia friendly communities coordinator Amelia Worley giving a presentation at the annual Holt Town Meeting. - Credit: Archant

It has helped some of the most vulnerable forge connections and participate in activities the majority of us take for granted.

Now another Norfolk town is helping increase inclusion by becoming a dementia friendly community.

Holt will join the list of the town's supporting the initiative at an official launch next week.

Taking place on Thursday, it is an opportunity for businesses and organisations to find out how to ensure people living with dementia can use their services.

Norfolk Age UK dementia friendly communities coordinator Amelia Worley said: 'The Prime Minister launched dementia friendly communities in 2012 and by 2020 the majority of people will be living in dementia friendly towns.'

Wymondham was the first town in the county to receive dementia friendly status four years ago. North Walsham joined the scheme last July and Cromer and Sheringham in November.

The dementia friendly launch takes place at Holt Community Centre from 6.30 to 9pm.

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Dementia awareness workshops are being held for local businesses at Holt parish church on April 19 from 5.30 to 8.30pm and April 28 from 1 to 4pm.

To book a place call 01603 785233.

The Holt Dementia Friendly Community initiative is supported by Norfolk Age UK, Holt and District Dementia Support Group and Holt Town Council.

Photo: Rodney Smith

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