Dementia Education project set for launch after South Norfolk CCG cash boost

Willie Cruickshank and Claire Gilbert ANL-161108-111217001

Willie Cruickshank and Claire Gilbert ANL-161108-111217001

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Carers in south Norfolk will stand to benefit from a unique Dementia Education programme, after the NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) secured a huge funding boost.

The CCG was granted £37,500 from the NHS East of England Strategic Clinical Network, in order to deliver training for both health and care professionals and volunteers supporting people suffering from dementia in south Norfolk. This new education package intends to build upon the existing ‘Dementia Care Coaching’ scheme, run in collaboration between the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance (NSDA) and Norfolk Carers.

Claire Gilbert, who will be leading the programme said: “Being a carer for someone that has dementia requires a rounded knowledge of how dementia has an impact on people’s lives and wellbeing. These sessions are designed and delivered to strengthen vital links between professional and volunteer carers and their local communities.”

Email info@dementia-alliance.com to register your interest.