Galway City Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative
The Galway City Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative will see the development of a consortium of key local agencies that will implement a programme of training and awareness raising actions with local communities and service providers.
The initiative will have a number of key aims including:
1. Dementia Awareness Training - that can be rolled out to local communities through staff working in community centres, Family Resource Centres, active age groups and various other community groups.
2. Dementia Friends Initiative - providing a new layer of community support to people with dementia. The type of supports Dementia Friends will provide will include simple but practical, everyday supports and will also have a specific emphasis on supporting people with dementia to get involved in community activities in their areas.
3. Dementia Friendly Businesses - working with local businesses to develop a Dementia Friendly Business initiative along the lines of similar initiatives developed elsewhere. This will include awareness raising with staff, practical advice on making shop layouts more dementia friendly and other practical steps that businesses can easily implement.
Project Contact Details:
Name: Nollaig Mc Guinness
Position/Role: Galway City Partnership, Community Worker
Telephone: 091 773466