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Useful contact information from the Fylde Coast Dementia Hub The Hub will issue important updates by: Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thefyldecoastdementiahub/ Website: www.thefyldecoastdementiahub.org/ Dementia e-Hub newsletter: dementiaehub.wordpress.com/ Below is a list of useful information and helplines from our Hub ‘Service Providers’. There is help out there for those who need support.   Some useful contacts:...

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IN THE MIDST OF WHAT IS POSSIBLY THE WORST EMERGENCY WE WILL EVER FACE, HUMBLING THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Blackpool Council are setting up a community corona kindness helpline for those who want to help and for those that need help. The kind of services that people are asking for help with are: food shopping, dog walking, medical supplies, social isolation and loneliness.  If you need to access any of those...

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#iAmCampaign

#iAmCampaign


Posted By on Jan 15, 2020

#iAmCampaign Young person’s mental health awareness campaign 20th January – 9th February 2020 Every year Blackpool’s Youth Council, supported by charity UR Potential, engage fellow young people as part of the national ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign. The campaign aims to gather the opinions of young people throughout the UK, with the top issues debated on the green benches of the House of Commons by members of youth parliament. Over 50% of...

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People across Lancashire are being encouraged to do their bit to help reduce loneliness amongst older people over the festive period by sending a Christmas card to residents of a local care home.  The campaign is now in its second year and runs both at Christmas and over the summer, with the latter focussing on summer holiday postcards. More than 100 care homes have signed up to take part this year.  As well as being something nice to...

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Lonely people in Blackpool now have a place to go following the introduction of a ‘chatty bench’ in Dickson Road. The idea for the bench, which will be placed in the grounds of St Paul’s Medical Practice, came from a group of local residents keen to tackle loneliness and isolation in the area. The brightly coloured bench is the first of its kind in the town and is designed to be a place for people who are feeling lonely to go and sit,...

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Blackpool has become the first town in the UK to ensure all its public transport is dementia friendly. Blackpool Transport has been including Dementia Friends Awareness sessions as part of its standard staff induction for bus and tram drivers since 2015. Building on their success around 1000 taxi drivers have also attended the awareness sessions this year as part of their licensing process. In the UK it is estimated there are 850,000...

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