Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council


Yoxall, A Dementia Friendly Community

Jan 18, 2020

Yoxall P.C. supports the local initiative that has made the village a dementia friendly community

Yoxall has had its status of working to become a Dementia Friendly Community extended for another 12 months by the Alzheimers Society.

This is an accolade that the steering group is extremely proud of as recognition is not automatic and requires the group to achieve a series of targets and criteria. It really is an good news for Yoxall.

This recognition enables Yoxall to mentor other communities namely: Alrewas, Barton, Abbots Bromley and Kingstone to become dementia friendly. Yoxall is leading a working party that includes these villages, YAPP, and Yoxall health centre in a dementia awareness raising event on Sunday 19th April from noon to 2.30pm in the Parish Hall. The event is designed to be informative but uplifting with talks from three key speakers, a light lunch, a Q&A session and entertainment for the Ncube Alrewas African Choir.  Contact Kay Davies or Warren Bradley for tickets. Telephone numbers quoted below.

Kay Davies and Colin Reisner, our Dementia Champions, would be happy to hear from you if you would like to arrange a presentation for a group or club.

The talks last 45 to 75 minutes, depending on the number of questions asked. For further information please contact Kay Davies on 01543 472979.

Yoxall Carers’ Club continues to meet at the Golden Cup. For further information, please contact Warren Bradley on 01543 473588.

Thank you!

I am delighted to tell you that your annual assessment has been approved and Yoxall has maintained its status as ‘working to become a Dementia Friendly Community’ for another 12 months!

What you need to do next…

· Share the good news with your members!
· Distribute the latest logo and/or stickers to the members who have told you about the actions they have taken (we are currently using the 2019-2020 logo, the next one will be issued in April ‘20)
· If you need more stickers you can request them from your Dementia Friendly Communities Officer
· We are always looking for good news stories and ideas to share so if you have anything you would like us to include in an upcoming newsletter please get in touch
· We will ask you for another update in 12 months’ time so continue to keep a track of the work you are doing
· And finally… keep going!

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in supporting people affected by dementia.

Best wishes
Kat Horner
Dementia Friendly Communities Officer - West Midlands