People can find out more about the help and support available for people living with dementia in Wolverhampton at a special drop in event this week.

Supporting Dementia in Wolverhampton, which takes place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday (21 March), has been organised by the Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance and is part of Live, Learn, Work - a series of events taking place for residents between 14 and 31 March, 2018.

Visitors will find out more about some of the organisations in Wolverhampton which are on hand to support people living with dementia, as well as the help which is available to their families and carers, meet representatives from members of the Dementia Action Alliance and hear about the good work which is taking place to make Wolverhampton a Dementia Friendly Community.

Experts from FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors will be on hand to talk about Power of Attorneys, while the City of Wolverhampton Council's Trading Standards team will be offering advice about staying safe and avoiding scams.

Advice and information will also be available from a number of other organisations including West Midlands Police, the Alzheimers Society, the Beacon Centre for the Blind, HealthWatch Wolverhampton and Compton Hospice.

The event is open to all and admission is free.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "Wednesday's event is an excellent opportunity for people living with dementia, and their families and carers, to find out more about the help and support which is available to them in the City of Wolverhampton.

"It is also a chance to highlight the good work that a wide range of organisations, including retailers, businesses, health and the emergency services, charities, religious groups and education providers, are doing to improve the lives of people living with dementia, and to encourage more partners to join our ever expanding Dementia Action Alliance."

The City was officially granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer's Society in December in recognition of the efforts being made by members of Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance to improve services for people living with dementia, and their families and carers.

  • released: Monday 19 March, 2018