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NALC team up with The University of Plymouth for ground-breaking research on dementia

Time Published 5th March 2020

Colleagues at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) have just launched a survey to inform research they are undertaking with the University of Plymouth (UoP) on dementia and the important role that town and parish councils have to play in supporting the most vulnerable in our communities. A session on Dementia Friendly Communities was held at Practitioners’ Conference last week and this initiative is part of a national push for awareness and understanding of how we can help those affected in our communities and beyond.

There are currently around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. It can cause a strain on health services and for families and carers. While for the person living with dementia, it can trigger loneliness, confusion and isolation. It is essential that for those living in rural areas that local councils create a community where residents have an active lifestyle and feel safe and supported.

To fill out the survey please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact NALC at claire.goldfinch@nalc.gov.uk or on 0207 290 0314

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