Moves made to make Sprowston dementia friendly

Guests at a dementia friends awareness and information session at the Diamond Centre, Sprowston, run

Guests at a dementia friends awareness and information session at the Diamond Centre, Sprowston, run by the Sprowston Community Dementia Café. Picture: Courtesy of Sandra Hughes - Credit: Archant

Steps are being taken to make Sprowston dementia friendly.

A steering group has been formed made up of town councillors, church representatives, police, Norfolk Day Care services and dementia champions, with the aim of making Sprowston a safer, more welcoming place for those who are living with dementia in their families.

There is also a Sprowston Community Dementia Café at the Diamond Centre in School Lane, which takes place on the third Thursday of every month.

The meetings are for carers and their loved ones with dementia, and include activities such as sports from Active Norfolk, speakers and professional advice about the services and benefits available. Volunteers are on hand to assist, and the venue is wheelchair friendly with free parking.

For more information, visit Sprowston Dementia Friendly Community's pages on Facebook or Twitter.