As a Purple Angel Ambassador, inspired by Norman McNamara, I began to make small steps towards creating a Dementia Friendly Wellingborough a few months ago.
I have now got full backing from the Swansgate Centre with
The information supplied by Norman and Jane Moore explains some of the difficulties experienced by people with dementia when out shopping. Every customer facing staff member is expected to read the leaflet to further their own understanding so that they can support their customers appropriately.
Local independent shops have been amongst the first to sign-up and I made my initial contact with these through Facebook Messaging. I was also pleased whenSpecsavers in Wellingborough contacted me to let me know that their staff had read the information and are all dementia aware. These shops are now proudly displaying the Purple Angel logo in their windows. I’m looking forward to seeing more...