We learned a lot about the way dementia affects people and how people can become isolated. Now the team all want to get involved and to make the pub a dementia friendly environment. We know now that it is really easy to do.
Neil Carpenter, Cross Keys, Corsley

The team at the Cross Keys are among thousands in Wiltshire who are finding out more about how they can make their services accessible and welcoming for people affected by dementia and their carers.

Whether it is understanding more about how to support someone who may be confused, how to improve your signage, or how to communicate more effectively, small steps and changes can make a great difference. And what is good practice for people with dementia is actually good service for all your customers. 

Dementia Friends, and more recently Understanding Dementia awareness sessions have been held for taxi drivers, bank employees, staff at Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsburys - but there is still much to do. 

If you would like to arrange an hour-long session for your staff please call 01225 776481 or email us.

We can come out to groups of any size, but if you are a small team why not get together with neighbouring businesses on the street and request a joint session to help resources go further.