Dementia Friendly Sandbach – Partners
DFS works with a number of partner organisations at a local, regional, and national level:
Sandbach Partnership, who established DFS in 2018 and provided startup funding as well as continuing to provide office and other support services. Deputy Chair Sue Wood is the DFS Secretary.
Sandbach Town Council – the majority of Town Councillors and staff became Dementia Friends in March 2020, town councilors serve on the steering group, and the Council granted a £500 covid support grant in November 2020.
Cheshire East Council, particularly the Adult Social Care Department and the Dementia Reablement Service, and Care4CE. DFS is represented on the CEC Dementia Strategy Steering Group.
Ashfields GP Surgery – promoting the benefits of getting an early dementia diagnosis.
Cheshire Police, with Sandbach PC/PCSOs regularly attending steering group meetings and promoting the Herbert protocol to protect local vulnerable residents.
Unity Methodist Church, Wesley Avenue, for hosting monthly Saturday dementia friendly coffee mornings and donating funds.
Sandbach Crosses Rotary Club for co-hosting the coffee morning and donating funds jointly with Sandbach Rotary Club.
Donors including Sandbach Garden Trail, Dane Housing, and local individuals.
Elworth Cricket Club, Sandbach Rugby Club, The Market Tavern and the Masonic Hall for helping us to put on events.
Sandbach High School who received the first dementia friendly ‘badge’ in Sandbach:
Over 270 staff and students have become Dementia Friends
Developed electronic life stories for local residents with dementia
Sung and played music at several of our events
Raised over £12,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society
Elworth Hall Primary School-about 70 staff and students became Dementia Friends, and have partnered with their local care home
Haslington Primary School-over 90 staff and students became Dementia Friends.
Sandbach & District U3A
Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service - Sandbach Fire Station
North West Ambulance Service and Cheshire East carers’ Hub engaged with local residents during lockdown via weekly zoom coffee mornings.
Alzheimer’s Society who run the national Dementia Friends and Dementia Friendly Community programmes. Anybody who wants to become a Dementia Friend can contact us for a local information session or access public sessions via the Dementia Friends website www.dementiafriends.org.uk.