A museum, a plumbing business and a firm of solicitors have joined Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in signing up to a Surrey scheme to make life better for people with dementia.
They are among more than 100 organisations and individuals helping people with the condition remain active and independent in their communities.
The initiative is part of a push by Surrey County Council and three clinical commissioning groups – North East Hampshire and Farnham, North West Surrey and Guildford and Waverley – to ensure the county is dementia friendly.
In the video below, volunteer resources manager John Silver explains why Brooklands Museum in Weybridge is offering support to those with the condition along with Jennifer Margrave Solicitors, Guildford, and Farnham-based plumbing and heating firm Service Plus.
Around 15,000 people in Surrey aged over 65 have dementia. That figure is predicted to rise to more than 19,000 by 2020 – an increase of nearly 25%.
Below is a map with pins marking all the organisations that have become a Dementia Friendly Surrey champion. Some organisations have signed up at several locations and others offer services county-wide.
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