The Atkinson Hosts a Dementia Friendly Event

Sefton has two reasons to mark Friday 6 June as a special date in the calendar.

As well as the town’s contribution to the 70th anniversary of the allied invasion of Europe in 1944 it will also officially launch a wide ranging campaign to make Southport Dementia Friendly.

MP John Pugh will join representatives from public health, the Alzheimer’s Society, Person Shaped Support and Age Concern at The Atkinson from 10am to 12noon, when information and advice about the condition and its care will be available to members of the public and dementia carers.

Philip Wroe, The Atkinson’s Community Partnership Manager said: “We’re delighted to provide the venue for this very important event, one which we feel will benefit many people in Southport and Sefton generally. We are hoping a lot of people will come along and share their experiences with us.”

 Latest figures show that Sefton has one of the highest percentages of adults with dementia in the UK.

Councillor Pat Keith said: “It’s hugely encouraging that so many people from such diverse organisations realise the importance of this campaign and have willingly come on board to help. We hope to welcome representatives from Southport businesses who want to lead the way and help make day-to-day life easier for people with dementia and their carers.

For further information about this event, please contact Philip Wroe Partnerships Manager by email on


Posted on 5 June 2014 under General news

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