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Flint Dementia Awards celebrated

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Published, 26/09/2017

Flint Dementia Friendly Steering Group, in association with Flintshire County Council, held their Cupcake Celebration and Business Awards recently at St Mary and St David Church.
Sponsored by Wates Living Space, the event was a celebration for Flint businesses and organisations which have been successful in achieving the status of "Working towards becoming Dementia Friendly", for either the 1st year or 2nd year running.
These businesses have successfully pledged a minimum of three actions from any of the commitment sections listed below:
Commitment 1: Improve staff awareness and understanding (actions include: appointing a dementia champion for the organisation, providing basic understanding of dementia to staff).
Commitment 2: Review the physical environment of the store/ premises (actions include: clear signage in store, well-lit entrances).
Commitment 3: Support staff who develop dementia or care for a person with dementia (actions include: changing the person's role, providing in-house counselling).
Commitment 4: Support the local community (actions include: fundraising, volunteering, charity partnerships).

The Award winners were:

Second year accreditation
· Flint Library
· Barclay Bank
· Boots the Chemist
· Bryn Edwin Care Home
· St Mary and St David Church
· Flint High School
· Wates Living Spaces
· Flintshire Social Services
· Flintshire County Council Human Resources
· Flintshire County Council Work Force Development

First year accreditation
· Nat West Community Bank
· Cresta
· Sandwiched
· Rhiwlas Care Home
· The Flint Ladies Choir
· Flint Cinema
Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Christine Jones, said:
"These Awards help raise the profile of dementia and show what organisations can do to make life easier for people with dementia and their families. The Flint Dementia Friendly group works hard to raise awareness of dementia and is committed to working with local businesses, schools and community groups in the town. The group continues to be well supported by the Planning and Development Team of Flintshire County Council's Social Services Department."
For more information, please contact Luke Pickering-Jones on 01352 702655 or luke.pickering-jones@flintshire.gov.uk.


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