More staff from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale have trained to become ‘Dementia Friends.’
The Alzheimer’s Society Initiative aims to help people learn what it is like to live with dementia then put that knowledge into practice in the community.
Almost two million people have signed up to the programme so far, and management at Birch Green is committed to helping all new staff members become dementia friends.
There is now just a handful of staff left to undertake the training and sign up, and the latest recruits are pictured receiving their dementia friends badges and certificates.
Local dementia friends champion, Joe Sherville, led the session, which included Springhill Group managing director, Donna Briggs.
Donna said: “The dementia friends initiative is such a worthwhile cause and it’s great to see everyone at Birch Green working so hard and be so committed.
“Dementia is affecting more and more people and is one of the great issues facing the care sector. We are proud to do our bit and would encourage everyone who can to take part in a local training session and put their knowledge into practice.”
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