Denbigh has been chosen as the first community in North Wales to help shape the future of dementia care.
The new, innovative, ‘Denbigh Community Listening Campaign’ aims to bring the regional dementia groups together with local residents, to share stories about the community and what is important to help to shape how local people with dementia are cared for.
Putting local people at the centre of the discussion around dementia care, along with support from Improvement Cymru and Citizens UK, the Denbigh Community Listening Campaign aims for local people to co-produce a plan for how support should be tailored for residents of Denbigh, to ensure people with dementia have the best possible experience of living in their own home and participating in community life.
From local councillors, community volunteers and activity group leaders to shop owners and third sector representatives, community leaders will take a leading role in getting the conversation started across Denbigh.
Through talking and listening to people in Denbigh, we will collect stories about what it’s like to live in the area and the current dementia support, to establish a vision for the future representing the whole community’s view.
We’re arranging a day of activities at Eirianfa, Denbigh on Tuesday 28th March from 9.30am – 2.30pm where we will have those living with Dementia share their experiences, Denbighshire Leisure will provide a session on chair exercises; Denbighshire Music Co-operative on hand with music therapy etc.
To book your place at Eirianfa, please contact Adele.Baguley@denbighshire.gov.uk or 01824 706054
Residents of Denbigh can also get involved by becoming Active Listening Volunteers and by completing a short questionnaire, the results of which will be fed back to Improvement Cymru. Questionnaires can be completed HERE