Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre
Posted 21 September, 2012
Alzheimer Scotland are building a new Dementia Resource Centre in the heart of Lanarkshire to provide vital support services for anyone affected by dementia throughout Lanarkshire. To ensure this centre is the best it can be we are embarking on a large scale fundraising campaign and we need your support.
New Centre taking shape
How this new centre will help
The Resource Centre will be the central location for all Lanarkshire Services to be managed from. People can drop in at any time and talk to staff about their memory worries, obtaining a diagnosis, life after diagnosis, accessing services, support when long term care is an issue and beyond. There will be a wealth of local and national resources. There will be opportunities for education and support sessions for people with dementia and their carers, adopting the 5 Pillars of Post Diagnostic Support.
Support Workers and other staff will be trained using the Centre’s training room in line with the Promoting Excellence Framework and we are also hoping to offer the training room to other partner agencies for their training needs too.
The centre will be the first of its kind in Lanarkshire and co-incidentally will fit in nicely with “Making Motherwell Town Centre more Dementia Friendly” a new initiative launched on World Alzheimer’s Day, 21st September.
How you can help
We need your support now more than ever so here are a few simple ways in which you can get involved:
Easy – tell the most influential person you know about the need for this Resource Centre in Lanarkshire
Fun – Organise a fundraising event, take part in a can collection or bag-pack or volunteer at one of our great events. Download our campaign pack (pdf) for more great ideas.
Challenge – undertake an adrenaline challenge event and raise funds to support your new centre.
Donate – Make a donation to support this new centre.
Or why not follow our progress on our online fundraising site?