As some of you may be aware Forest Medical is aiming to be accredited as the first Dementia Friendly Practice in Ashfield and Mansfield. Our journey towards this began in early 2018 which you can read about here.
We are also actively involved in helping Mansfield and Ashfield become a Dementia Friendly Community by getting involved and providing Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions; raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society and working with the Dementia Action Alliance to support people living with Dementia in our areas.
There are many agencies doing this kind of work in area so I will be updating this page periodically with forthcoming events aimed at raising awareness and also information and events which provide support for people living with Dementia; their carers; and families.
Become Dementia Friend
Free interactive information sessions to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference. Become a Dementia Friend and join more than 2 million others taking action. From being more patient in a shop queue to campaigning for change, every action counts.
To book onto a session please contact Rob Bryant:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07387 257894
Kingfisher Court and Jigsaw hold a Befriending Group on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 14:00 – 16:00 which launched on 5th June with a 1940’s theme.
Calvery Church, Eakring Road
Calvery Church on Eakring Road have a free resource to tap into on Fridays 11:30 – 14:00 to help with writing letters and other administration difficulties. Lunch is also provided.
Sit2Gether is held at The Oaklands Memory Café, Oakfield Lane, Warsop every 4 weeks 13:00 – 15:00. This is a social inclusion project with table tennis and board games etc. For more details call 01623 842080.
Forget me not support group
For people with dementia, their carers, families and friends in North Nottinghamshire. Group meetings include support, friendship and information with discussions, speakers and activities. Social outings and therapies are included in future plans, according to what members choose to do. Meetings: 3rd Monday, 1.30pm-3.30pm,
Community Centrepoint, Trinity, Diamond Avenue, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7GN. 50p charge at meetings for refreshments. The venue has ramped access, meetings are held on the ground floor and there is a wheelchair-accessible toilet.
Peer support group at Lammas Leisure Centre
Every Tuesday 1.30-3 for peers and their carers. Tea/coffee and indoor bowls. Free
Dementia friendly film screenings at Mansfield Central Library
Tickets from £1
In the Outstanding Kingfisher Nursing Home. call for more details on 01623 440325
We are hoping to raise funds which will be donated to the Alzheimers Society and you can help by sponsoring us either in the surgeries or by using our Just Giving page:
Giving you peace of mind with The Herbert Protocol
Do you know or care for someone with dementia? This form could help you
If your loved one goes missing we want to make sure we have all of the information we need, as quickly as possible, and this form can help us do that.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme, first introduced by West Yorkshire Police, which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. The initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.
Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, a form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc. In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to us to reduce the time taken in gathering this information. We can then spend our time supporting you during a frightening time, locate them more quickly and safeguard them more effectively.
You can download as many copies as you like from our website. You may never have to use the form, but it can act as a piece of mind knowing that you have the information ready to hand; it takes just 10 minutes to fill out. We recommend that you give copies to family members, friends, neighbours and any care or support groups that your loved one may visit. Even if they have never been missing before, there can always be a first time. https://goo.gl/
What if I have a question or query about the scheme?
The Missing From Home Team can be contacted via missingpersons@