Here at Find, we have been working with MPs to create more dementia friendly offices and environments. In our latest blog post, we talked about the work we were doing with Hazel Blears. Hazel isn't the only MP who is changing her office to be dementia friendly, as the Minister of State for care and Support the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP has quickly followed suit.
In May this year, all nine Norfolk MPs pledged to make their offices dementia friendly. Staff in Norman Lamb’s office have also attended Dementia Friends Awareness training, run by the Alzheimer’s Society, to learn how they can support people in their communities who may have dementia.
Norman Lamb commented:
“I am determined to raise awareness of the needs of people with dementia.
I want to show how businesses and other service providers can adapt how they work to the needs of people with dementia. The new, clear signs at my office are another small step in this direction.”
Peter Rose, Managing Director of Find said, “We’re so pleased to be invited to work with Hazel Blears MP and the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP to create their dementia friendly offices. We hope all MPs will take this initiative on-board to promote dementia awareness and promote dementia friendly initiatives throughout their communities in all manner of public places.