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Working to make Dunmow more Dementia Friendly

The Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford (CVSU) have developed a pilot scheme in the town to help businesses assist and support people with dementia.

Project leader Steve Shoesmith said: “The aim is to raise awareness of dementia and create a community where people with dementia are understood and respected and supported.”

The first step of the project will see Steve visit shops and organisations in the town centre, inviting them to join the scheme.

Businesses wishing to get involved are required to have at least one member of their staff trained as a dementia friend, which will involve attending a free one-hour training session where they can learn about dementia and how they can help in practical ways.

To find out how you can be involved in Dementia Friendly Dunmow contact steve.shoesmith@cvsu.org.uk

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