‘Lot of interest’ in South Norfolk Council’s Forget Me Not grants

Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton ENGANL00120111130173715

Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton ENGANL00120111130173715

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South Norfolk Council says there has been a “lot of interest” in the Forget Me Not grants which aim to assist people living with dementia.

So far 28 applications have been completed by the district authority for the funding to cover work including changes to lighting, changes to flooring and wall colours, changes to facilities such as contrasting toilet seats, and the installation of safety equipment.

This is a really positive as it allows the Forget Me Not grants to be a gateway to other services that may be available

Yvonne Bendle

Customers must be residents of the South Norfolk Council Clinical Commissioning Group area, and applications can come from either customers, carers, health and social care professionals, housing and support services or family and friends.

Councillor Yvonne Bendle, cabinet member for Wellbeing and Early Intervention said: “We have had a lot of interest in our Forget Me Not grants and we have seen many applications from family members.

“This is a really positive as it allows the Forget Me Not grants to be a gateway to other services that may be available.

“In the early stages many people living with dementia can look after their homes in the same way as before but, as the illness gets worse, it is likely that someone with dementia will find it difficult to look after their home and they may need help with daily activities.

“Their home may also need to be adapted to enable them to stay safe, mobile and independent.

“Forget Me Not grants are to help pay for adaptations to homes making the environment more dementia friendly so if you think a grant could help you or someone you know please get in touch with our Independent Living Team.”

For more information call the council’s independent living team on 01508 533705 or email independentlivingteam@s-norfolk.gov.uk