Dementia Friendly

Building Bridges to a Dementia Friendly Edenbridge

Edenbridge Town Council has been working with the Kent Dementia Action Alliance (KDAA) in 2022/23 to make Edenbridge a supportive and friendly place for those who are living with dementia. Together, we connect with local businesses and community groups to raise awareness by sharing information and promoting best practice. This partnership initiative is also supported by Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce and Edenbridge Manor Care Home.

All those who sign up to the pledge will be offered free face-to-face training.

For Dementia Friendly Check List for businesses click here

There are over 27,000 diagnosed people living with dementia across Kent. There are many more undiagnosed people living at home with dementia.

Kent Dementia Action Alliance

The Kent Dementia Action Alliance (KDAA) delivers its services through Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs) across Kent. The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community (SADFC), which also runs the Forget me not cafes, is Edenbridge’s local DFC, which can support businesses to become more aware of dementia, to make small changes, and commit to help make Edenbridge more accessible for people living with dementia and hidden disabilities.

How businesses can get involved

If you run a local organisation or business, you can enhance your social and community responsibility by joining us to make Edenbridge more dementia friendly. Being dementia and hidden disability friendly is being customer friendly, with benefits for your business too!

  • Sign-up and receive support to achieve Kent Dementia Friendly Recognition through making simple pledges
  • Become informed about dementia and how you can make a difference in your community 
  • Learn how to make your business environment and your staff dementia friendly
  • Gain and use the Kent Dementia Friendly Symbol in your emails and display it on your business premises

For further information or support, and to sign-up to the pledge, use the link below or contact Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community via the Forget me not Cafe. You can also contact Edenbridge Town Council.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY LAUNCH RECEPTION

A launch event was held on Thursday 9 February 2023 at Edenbridge Manor Care Home for local businesses and organisations in Edenbridge to learn how they can become part of the Edenbridge dementia friendly community and make their pledge.

A Zoom introduction was available for those who were unable to attend our launch event. 

Forget-me-not Cafes

Companionship over a cuppa

The session is free to attend and offers companionship, peer support and entertaining activities for people living with memory loss. Family members and carers are welcome.

When: Last Friday of each month
Time: 10.30am-12.00pm 
Where: The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, TN8 6BY

Find out more at www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk
Email: forgetmenot.sadfc@gmail.com
Call Elaine on 07946534476 or Amelia on 07580601182