MP Debbie Abrahams works to make borough dementia friendly

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, is continuing to spread the word to local residents and groups in her bid to make the borough dementia friendly.

Debbie Abrahams MP with staff and residents at Springlees Court, in Springhead.

She recently held a Dementia Friends session at Springlees Court, in Springhead, to help residents learn more about dementia and how to help create dementia friendly communities.

Mrs Abrahams is trained as a Dementia Friend and was the first MP to be trained as a Dementia Friends Champion.

She said: “It’s always a real delight to visit my friends at Springlees Court and Dunsford Court where the residents and staff are always so welcoming.

“Making Oldham and Saddleworth the most dementia friendly place in the UK is one of my top ten priorities and, if Springlees is anything to go by, we’re well on the way as everyone there is so keen to be part of the process.”

Adele Jones, manager of Springlees Court, said: “Dementia Friends is a great initiative and it’s very important for everyone to learn more about dementia and the small ways we can all help.

“It was a great session. Creating a dementia friendly environment is something both residents and staff are very keen to achieve so having the chance to discuss the issue with Debbie in a relaxed and fun session is really useful and something I’d encourage other organisations to try out.”



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