I happened across this video by the Local Government Association’s Ageing Well campaign today, and thought it was worth sharing. Through three case studies it brings out some of the most important principles for a forward-looking and supportive care service confronted with an ageing population. These principles include valuing people and their contributions, allowing work and workers to be person-centred, and the recognition of the problem of loneliness among older people. A general awareness of dementia and available services among professionals who work in the community is also highlighted as being an important element in the mix.
Here at Community Connections these principles are fundamental aspects of the kind of service we are striving to provide for people. We would like Lewisham to be a better place for people to grow old. If you think you can help or if you’d like to know more we are only a phone call away: 020 8314 3244.
Finally, some of the team are going on training to become Dementia Friends Champions in September, maybe you’d like to join us?
Post by Henry