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Dementia Peer Support Service
Do you want to help people living with dementia by forming a community of peer support? Read on to find out about a new Peer Support Service for dementia to be based in Brent, London, and find out how to get involved!
We are delighted to announce that the Clinical Commissioning Groups have awarded the contract for a dementia peer support service to Brent’s Community Action on Dementia. The service will be led by Ashford Place, but activities and events will be offered at venues across the borough. Clementine Femiola, is the Brent Dementia Peer Support Project Lead for the project.
This is a highly innovative project which will be led by people living with dementia. Many people living with dementia and their carers have already expressed their desire to retain their links with the community, engage in social and educational events, and participate in stimulating and enjoyable activities. Many have also expressed their desire to use the skills and knowledge they have developed over time to help others who may be feeling lost and abandoned following a dementia diagnosis.
Clementine Femiola will invite people living with dementia to become “Peer Supporters”. Peer Supporters (who will be paid for their contribution) will support others recently diagnosed with dementia by sharing their occupational and life skills, and experience of coping with dementia. We envisage offering a range of benefits and services, including health promotion activities, opportunities for learning about dementia and social events. We also anticipate being able to offer some specific support for family carers, but the exact nature of what will be offered will depend on what people living with dementia want.
As Brent is a highly multi-cultural, multi-faith borough, we are keen to recruit people from various ethnic and faith backgrounds. If you are interested in being a Peer Supporter please contact Clementine Femiola Her email address is: email@example.com
Dementia Project Support InformationYou can also get involved by setting up dementia activities, such as craft groups, relevant sporting activity or by volunteering or sharing your story. If you fancy doing any of these please let us know on the contact form. We would love to hear from you and will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your idea.
Or as a Community Pledge – Examples include;
- CAD-Brent are working with Mapesbury to create Brent’s first dementia friendly ward, funded by Awards for All. https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/
- Damean Sellar created this website.
- Liquid Bubble donated their skills to create the CAD-Brent logo.
- Dianne’s 5 k fundraising walk in Gladstone Park, NW2. https://www.justgiving.com/DianneCampbellCAD
- Well done Diane:
The National Diversity Awards at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool September 2016, where our very own Dianne Cambell of CADBrent was nominated for ‘Positive Role Model for Disability’ . Dianne is a central figure in the development of www.cad-brent.org.uk