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Building dementia friendly churches

The Dementia Friendly Church programme, a collobration between Stafford University and the Anglican Diocese of Lichfield, have released a 16-minute film highlighting the experiences of those that have benefitted from the programme.

The programme “was developed to inform, inspire and embed change in church communities so that their resources can contribute to the wellbeing of people with dementia. This includes making small practical changes to the layout, worship and hospitality available in church buildings.”

Peter Kevern, Professor of Values in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University, said:

Faith-based organisations represent a fantastic resource for helping to care for people in their local communities, one which is usually overlooked and underused by policymakers and statutory providers of social care. The Church of England, for example, covers every square metre of England and reckons to be available to everybody.

Find out more about the programme at https://www.staffs.ac.uk/news/2020/08/building-dementia-friendly-churches.