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Personal budgets to become dementia friendly as Sefton MBC sign charter

Sefton Council has pledged to sign up to the Dementia Friendly Personal Budgets Charter to help give people with dementia greater choice and control over their care and support. The Care Act gives everyone who is receiving support from social…

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Memory pods in Bootle take pensioners back to the good old days

A pop-up 1950s kitchen and 60s-inspired living room are taking Bootle pensioners back to the good old days – and also helping people with dementia. The nostalgic ‘reminiscence pods’, which include everyday items to touch and smell, even feature a…

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Mill Spring Court Resident’s Association in Bootle secure computer course grant

Elderly residents from Bootle who say “I’m hopeless on computers” have no excuses any more after £10,000 was spent on a new course to teach them the basics! Members of Mill Spring Court Resident’s Association successfully applied for a Big…

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Southport-based Home Instead Senior Care celebrate 10th birthday

A Southport private care company have this week celebrated their tenth birthday. Home Instead Senior Care was delighted to welcome their caregivers, clients and family members to their ten year anniversary celebration at the Royal Clifton Hotel. The event was…

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Waterloo Park Day Centre mark ‘Dignity Action Day’

Staff and service users at a Waterloo day centre for older people put a local slant on a national celebration of dignity in care. A range of special activities to mark Dignity Action Day 2017 were organised at Waterloo Park…

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Waterloo bakers rise to the challenge!

SERVICE users at a popular day centre for older people in Waterloo rose to the challenge when they took part in their own version of the Great British Bake Off. Clients were given the chance to show their baking skills…

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Formby Hub Christmas Day Lunch

Formby Hub are once again providing a Community Christmas Lunch for the older residents of Formby, Hightown and Ince Blundell who may find themselves alone on Christmas Day. Attendees will receive a traditional a Christmas lunch, provided by Tesco, good…

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Successful Walking Football Session Celebrates Anniversary with Expansion

Sefton Council, in partnership with Active Soccer Maghull and the Friends of Groups Parks, is set to get even more over 50s back the hollowed turf with launch of two new walking football sessions as it celebrates a year since…

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New dementia films help improve diagnosis and care for patients

New films by Health Education England aim to improve dementia diagnosis and care by raising awareness, particularly in African Caribbean communities. Finding Patience aims to improve early diagnosis and support by increasing awareness amongst both health and care professionals, and…

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‘Dementia Citizens’ by NESTA.

Dementia Citizens is a new project to help people with dementia and those who care for them, using apps on smartphones and tablets. If you’re affected by dementia, Dementia Citizens can help you: find new activities that you can enjoy…

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Walk Back to Sport with Sefton Council

Sefton Council is launching two brand new sessions aimed at getting those over 50 playing the sports they love again. Launching at Dunes Splash World on Thursday, April 28, Walking Football and Walking Netball are, in a nutshell, slower versions…

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Sefton CCGs to become ‘dementia friendly’

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG have signed up to become ‘Dementia Friends’ and are well on their way to reaching their target after gaining some training from the top doctor who is…

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Alzheimer’s Society Activity Groups

Tea Dance The dance is FREE to attend and a great opportunity to meet others, get moving and enjoy music and dancing for people living with dementia and their carers. It is facilitated by a Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) Dance…

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The Future for Dementia Care: Meeting the 2020 Challenge

Context: The Government has recently published the Implementation Plan for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020. Its commitments include personalised care plans, raising awareness and integrated health and social care provision. However, with budgets stretched and growing demand for…

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Sefton OPERA’s ‘In Stitches’ events (Wednesdays, 10am-12noon at St Matthews Church)

Are you interested in meeting likeminded people who love to knit/crochet and have a cuppa? Held on Wednesday 10.00 a.m till 12.00 a.m at St Matthews Church, Stanley Road, Bootle.  If you would like to come along please ring us…

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