The Ilkley group for dementia awareness and support needs more committee members to help spread the load and energise the work it does in the Ilkley area.
There is a monthly support meeting, and at present members need extra hands to develop initiatives to promote dementia awareness. The Ilkley group has a few dementia awareness trainers who offer monthly sessions but the committee would like to do more publicity at events, etc. The time commitment can be as short or as long as individuals wish.
As a Committee member could you help develop dementia awareness, encourage others in the town to get involved, promote dementia training with local businesses. Maybe you have some ideas of your own you would like to see developed.
The Group is constituted, has some funds, and a bank account. It urgently needs someone with renewed energy and enthusiasm, working with adjoining groups and a few Volunteers, to take the work forward.
If anyone is interested in this rewarding initiative, please contact Sally info [AT] dfia [DOT] org [DOT] uk , tel 07936 446097 or contact or Mary ilkley [AT] cabad [DOT] org [DOT] uk tel 01943 603348 for a chat.
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A free course to help unpaid carers to look after themselves.
Unpaid carers are being invited to a free course that will help them focus on their own health and wellbeing.
Charity "Carers' Resource" is holding six weekly sessions beginning on Friday 28th February, featuring topics including: understanding challenging behavious, coping with difficult thoughts and emotions, staying healthy, how to get help, and getting a good night's sleep.
The course is called "Caring For Me And You" and is aimed at anyone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of fraility, illness or disability.
"Caring For Me And You" runs every Friday from 28th February to 3rd April, from 10:00 to 12:30, at the Carers' Resource Shipley Office. To book, call 01274 449660 or email create [AT] carersresource [DOT] org
Are you a carer or relative of someone with Dementia?
Do you need support?
We are starting a support group, both 1 to 1 and group sessions.
Please get in touch with us via email in the first place.