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Kier Highways and Oxted branch of Yorkshire Building Society win awards for supporting Surrey communities

A highways firm has been recognised by Surrey County Council for a scheme which puts vulnerable young people on the road to a career. Kier Highways was named one of two winners of the We Are Surrey 2019 Social Value Awards for supporting young people who are struggling to find a footing in the world … Continue reading

Oxted recognised for being dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has recognised Oxted as a Dementia Friendly Community. Surrey County Council has been working with the local borough council, community and voluntary organisations, as well as local businesses and residents to support those living with dementia in Oxted. The town has been recognised for its support to help people living with dementia … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fostering event in Surrey; Workshop to divert youngsters from crime; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fostering event in Surrey Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at an event being held this month by Surrey County Council. The open evening at Cranleigh Library will be opened by Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny. It will see people who foster, children they look after and … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire station opening doors to public; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday. Staines Fire station in Town Lane will throw open its doors to the public from 12pm to 3pm. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their … Continue reading

ROUND UP: New fire station opening doors to public; Summer holiday outdoor activities offered; Dementia carers’ coffee morning

New fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show to the public at a new fire station on Monday. Woking Fire station, which has relocated to Goldsworth Road, will throw open its doors for the first time from 4pm to 6pm. Those attending will get … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Minister opens new dementia centre; Stay safe online; New Deputy Lieutenants appointed

Minister opens new dementia centre Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove cut the ribbon at a new centre in Surrey to help people with dementia. Surrey Heath’s MP opened the Windle Valley Day Centre in Bagshot, which will provide support and advice for those with the condition and carers. It is the ninth centre … Continue reading

Credit card-sized device to keep vulnerable safe

A credit card-sized device is to be handed to people with dementia to help prevent them becoming one of the tens of thousands of adults with the condition who go missing across the country each year. It has been estimated that every year more than 40,000 people with dementia get lost for the first time. Around 800,000 … Continue reading

Museum, plumbing business and firm of solicitors join scheme to help people with dementia

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 … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt signs up as Surrey dementia champion

South West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt has joined a growing band of people in Surrey helping to make life better for people with dementia. The Health Secretary has joined newspaper proprietor Sir Ray Tindle in signing up to lend a helping hand to those with the condition. The initiative is part of a push by … Continue reading

Bids start rolling in for cash to help people with dementia

Cookery courses, art classes and gardening are among community projects in the running to win cash to make life better for thousands of people with dementia in Surrey. More than 30 groups have either put in bids to win a share of a £50,000 pot of cash to help people with the condition stay in … Continue reading

£50,000 fund for communities to help people with dementia

As Dementia Awareness Week launched, a £50,000 fund was unveiled for communities in Surrey to make life better for thousands of people with the condition. The pot of cash will allow groups to put in bids for projects that help people with dementia remain active and independent in their local areas. It has been created … Continue reading

GPS watch keeping vulnerable safe in Surrey

Technology pioneered by the US military during the Cold War is keeping vulnerable people in Surrey safe. GPS, now widely found in car sat navs and aircraft, is being used to stop people with dementia getting lost. A watch is being trialled with a built-in tracking system that allows the wearer’s location to be accurately … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview about new advice centres for people with dementia

BBC Surrey presenter Nigel Williams has interviewed Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Adult Social Care Sarah Mitchell about four new advice centres being opened for people with dementia as part of plans for a county-wide network. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Doors open at first centre in new dementia advice network

The first of a new network of advice and information centres for people with dementia in Surrey has opened its doors. It was launched at Manor Farm Centre in Egham for Older People* to mark Dementia Awareness Week and is the first of 11 wellbeing centres planned over the next four years to provide information … Continue reading

Dad’s Army, Vera Lynn, Pears soap and Bisto help tackle dementia

Reruns of Dad’s Army, Vera Lynn songs, Pears soap and old-style Bisto posters could be the secret to tackling dementia. With National Dementia Awareness Week* starting yesterday (20 May), they feature among top tips on decorating family homes in a way that reassures loved ones by helping them connect with the past. Surrey County Council … Continue reading

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