MP to tour Mundesley care home to see dementia work

MP Norman Lamb. Photo: Steve Adams

MP Norman Lamb. Photo: Steve Adams

A care home in north Norfolk will be showcasing its nationally recognised facilities to North Norfolk MP and Minister for Care, Norman Lamb tomorrow Friday May 17.

Mr Lamb will pay a visit to the Munhaven Care Home in Mundesley, a 20-bed care home that specialises in dementia care, ahead of Dementia Awareness Week which runs from May 19-24.

The home was a finalist at the National Dementia Care Awards in November 2012 in the best dementia care home category and is run by NorseCare, the care company set up by Norfolk County Council. It manages 25 care homes and 14 housing with care schemes.

During his visit, Mr Lamb will meet residents living with dementia, together with the staff who provide care and support to enable them to remain as independent as possible.

He will also be able to sample the wi-fi facilities that enable residents to call their families on Skype.

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Munhaven is signed up to the Dementia Pledge, which aims to ensure staff in homes understand and meet needs of people with dementia and increase public awareness of excellent dementia care. It also follows the Butterfly Approach, a person-centred care scheme that values attending to the feelings of people with dementia.

Mr Lamb said: 'Care for people with dementia is an issue I am working hard to promote. I have got to know Munhaven residents over the years as their local MP and I know what a happy place it is.

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'It is important to keep listening and learning though, so I am delighted to have this opportunity to visit Munhaven to talk to staff and residents.'

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