Living Well Guide Dementia - Page 7

Local Services and Organisations Alzheimer’s Society 01282 421233 This organisation specialises in raising awareness and fundraising for Alzheimer’s related research, in addition to providing support for individuals who are living with dementia and those who provide care for them. Progress Housing Group 21 King Street, Leyland 0333 320 4555 Within Progress Housing Group there are currently over 150 Dementia Friends, in particular those working within Progress Lifeline, with a commitment to rolling this out to more staff. All policies and strategies within the organisation give consideration to dementia, in addition to a separate policy being developing focusing how services can be improved to better meet the needs of customers who are living with dementia. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1LB 01772 421601 Employees within this service have undergone Dementia Friend awareness sessions. In addition to this support is also provided focusing on fire prevention. Lancashire FA The County Ground, Thurston Road, Leyland, PR25 2LF 01772 624000 Staff within Lancashire FA are Dementia Friends and are experienced in communicating with individuals living with dementia. Sporting Memories sessions are held here every Monday from 11am – 12:30pm. British Commercial Vehicle Museum King Street, Leyland, PR25 2LE 01772 451011 enquiries@britishcommercialvehicle www.britishcommercialvehiclemuseum. com The museum is an excellent day out where memories and stories can shared. Staff and volunteers at the museum are Dementia Friends with individuals living with dementia also being given volunteering opportunities. If you are a member of the Leyland ‘Sporting Memories’ group complementary passes are provided!