Dementia Friendly Town

Poynton Dementia Steering Group

Poynton Dementia Steering Group formed in January 2017, is made up of representatives from Poynton Town Council, local voluntary groups, professionals supporting people living with dementia, dementia services and carers. The group has been instrumental in raising awareness about dementia in Poynton. More recently the group have connected with dementia support networks in Bollington and Disley to reflect the Bollington, Disley and Poynton (B.D.P.) Care Community footprint. Since 2017, the group have submitted an annual assessment to the Alzheimer’s Society and has been successful in Poynton being recognised as ‘working to become Dementia Friendly’.

Over the years the group have organised Dementia Awareness Information Sessions for local businesses and residents, asked Clickety Click to make Twiddle muffs for people living with dementia, created a flyer with support and social group information, raised awareness of dementia with young people and organised a memory awareness event. More recently the group have been involved with the development of the Time to Talk sessions. These are drop-in sessions for people living with dementia and their carers where they can access support from health and social care professionals.

For Dementia Action Week 2022 a new guide has been produced to support people living with dementia and their carers.  The guide contains useful information about services, support and groups which are available locally, along with their contact details. 

2022 Dementia Guide.

For a paper copy contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238 or email sharon.duke@poyntontoncouncil.gov.uk

 



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