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Dementia Friendly Communities

Blaby District Dementia Friendly Communities are a group of organisations who have come together with the aim of making Blaby District a better place to live for people with dementia and their carers.

On this page you will find:

Latest News

Social Prescribing

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:45

Bouskell Park - New signage

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:26

Blaby Dementia Support Group

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:15

Blaby District Dementia Friendly Community is a group of organisations who have come together with the aim of making Blaby District a better place to live for people with dementia and their carers. Blaby District has an increasing ageing population and it is expected that the number of people living with dementia locally is expected to almost double by 2030.

We feed into the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dementia Friendly Community.

Blaby District Dementia Friendly Communities won the converted Dementia Friendly Award 2018 Dementia Friendly Community of the Year - Rural area, Village or Town at the Alzheimer's Society Awards.

Become a member

Are you an individual, own a local business or shop, run a local community group or work in a large organisation? If you are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by dementia we want to hear from you.

There is no cost, we will :-

  • Support you to become more dementia friendly
  • Deliver free dementia friends information session
  • Working Towards Dementia Friendly Logo and certificate
  • Access to free resources, training and booklet

In return we ask you to commit to at least 3 actions and sign up to our local Dementia Friendly Community.

We meet 4 times a year, we discuss our actions, measure progress, share best practice and exchange information.

For more information: Please contact Samantha Clarke on 0116 272 7544 or email samantha.clarke@blaby.gov.uk

Dementia Guide

This is a practical guide to living with dementia for people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

You can download your copy below or if you would like to request a FREE hard copy please telephone 01223 207770

Dementia Support Services

Local Activities

Memory Cafes supporting people living with dementia and their carers. Download the poster below with the local group information

Partner Services


Resources

Message In A Bottle

The Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple but effective way for you to keep your emergency medical and contact details where they can be found easily and quickly by the responding services- in the fridge.

In the event that the emergency services are called to your home they are trained to look for two stickers (one on the inside of your front door and the other on your fridge) which will alert them to the bottle and its possibly life saving content.

Herbert Protocol

If somebody living with dementia goes missing, it's a very stressful situation for everyone concerned.

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme and is available through Leicestershire Police.

You can download the form below or pick one up from your local police station.

Complete the form with information about the person with dementia and keep it in a safe place.

If the person goes missing, add any relevant recent information and give the form to the police as it will have vital information about the person to help find them

  • Herbert Protocol (MS Word, 115 Kb)

  • Books on Prescription - Dementia Books on Prescription - Dementia (PDF, 493 Kb)

    Reading Well books about dementia that you may find useful if you have dementia and or caring for someone with dementia or want to find out more. Visit or contact your local library regarding stock of these books.


Useful links