Cash grants in Suffolk to help communities become dementia-friendly
Up to £5,000 is being offered to groups in Suffolk who want to make their communities dementia-friendly.
The Alzheimer’s Society-created programme aims to improve inclusion and the quality of life for people living with dementia.
This includes establishing dementia-friendly communities in which people with dementia feel confident knowing they can contribute and participate in meaningful activities.
To aid the campaign, public health and adult and community services last month launched a new fund to support communities to become dementia-friendly.
The fund will be administered by Suffolk Community Foundation with applications invited for up to £5,000.
This will be for communities to form a local alliance while a smaller £1,000 sum can be applied for to deliver greater awareness and understanding of dementia.
To apply for the money groups need to visit www.suffolkcf.org.uk - the Suffolk Community Foundation website.
Article written by Edmund Crosthwaite for the East Anglian Daily Times