The Lavenham Dementia Alliance was setup at the beginning of 2018 to run in conjunction with the successful Lavenham Good Neighbour Scheme. Telephone no: for both is 07922 850082.
Caroline Eves - Chair Doreen Twitchett - Secretary
Marian Searle - Treasurer Gini O’Mahony
Daphne Hartley Jo Knight.
Janine Deacon Annabel Jackson
The group's aims are to make the community and businesses of Lavenham Dementia Friendly, by raising awareness throughout the village. To be able to signpost and be a point of contact for carers and the cared for, also to offer meetings, to get together and socialise with others and Fundraising to make this happen.
Flyers were sent out in the village. Businesses and the Community were invited to become Dementia Friends. A Business Breakfast was held and also 3 Dementia Friends sessions, open to everyone. This resulted in a good uptake by both the Businesses and the Community, making Lavenham very aware.
We hold regular training sessions to enable people to find out more about Dementia. We provide training for local shops and businesses, helping to make Lavenham a Dementia Friendly village for residents and visitors alike.
We are allied to Dementia Action Alliance which covers all of the UK. We have made visits to other groups locally to see how they work, to help us decide our own way forward.
We now run a monthly meeting from 10.30 to 12.30 on the 2nd Wednesday morning of each month in Tenter Piece common room. Anyone interested are welcome to come along and join us for coffee and cake and a chat.
4 of our team have just become Dementia Champions and we look forward to taking the group forward in 2019.
Meeting Dates are Wednesday February 13th
Wednesday March 13th
Wednesday April 10th
This information is also available on Lavenham Parish Council website (Lavenham.onesuffolk.net/activities/dementia) and in our local Community Hub. (2 Lady Street) or on Facebook.