Dementia Friendly Congleton Group Meeting took place recently, download the full meeting minutes HERE.

Highlights include:


Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions.


DF Target 250, achieved to date 181.

A number of sessions lined up. Eaton Bank Academy, Innovation Hairdressers, Congleton Labour Group plus various sessions during Dementia Action Week.

SM and PM attended a Dementia Friends Champions networking event on 16th April. A good event which updated on new resources available including sign language.

SJ to get hold of a pack to share with us. MS circulate.

SJ advised that the Cheshire East Carers Hub launched on 1st April, she will send information to MS for circulation. No change to our local personnel.

Businesses / Shops/ Community Centres etc.

Need to look at a way of following up with businesses that has had some representation a recent DF awareness sessions and discuss what they can do to start to improve their environment for people living with dementia.

Need a physical visit to these stores, may be something to be carried out during DA week.

S.Jacklin to discuss with P.Houldsworth (St John’s Community centre) MS to talk to Alison Parr at Ruby’s Fund to see if they would be interested in holding a session.

SM to look at increasing the use of social media, look at getting on Congleton Chats back.


Mountview. Consultation going on until end of June. Interviewing people individually. 2 more sessions being held in Macclesfield and Crewe.

Congleton Town Council are having discussions with CEBC about the situation.

Olympia Event 8th/9th June. Susan and Peter attending.

Thanks for the Memory Event 13th May. Poster to be circulated.

Relax Theatre at The New Vic 23rd July 2.15pm.

DEMCOM –focus group. All welcome to meeting at Belong Village Crewe. Confirm to Jess McFall if interested.

Pop Up banners. We have a supply, let MS know if you need one, example of one to be circulated.


Dates for the diary.

Carers Week 11th to 17th June

Cupcake day 14th June

Alzheimer’s Day 21st September

Magical Inclusion Week 24th to 30th Sept.

Meeting Finished at:4.00pm


Next Meeting:-  Tuesday 15th May, Congleton Town Hall  2 to 4pm.