Making Every Church in Cumbria Dementia-Friendly by 2020

Dementia is one of today's major social and medical challenges of our day.

We have almost 110 volunteer Dementia Enablers spread across 90 locations in the county from nine denominations.

Various initiatives have been started including support groups for those with dementia and their carers in Arnside and Kirkby Stephen, Tea Services in Kendal, Millom, Penrith and Carlisle and the introduction of dementia friendly welcome cards in the High Westmorland benefice. This is only the start, and there are many more churches to involve.

Future Proposals

CTiC has approved the appointment of a Dementia Project Officer to promote the work by providing support for our Dementia Enablers and helping churches reach out to the wider community on dementia issues. We are seeking funds from Denominational Funds and Charitable Trusts and the financial support of the local Cumbrian churches.

Cumbria Churches Dementia Conference: 17th November 2018

3rd annual conference for CTiC's project 'Making Every Church in Cumbria Dementia-Friendly by 2020'. 9.30am-3.30pm; Carver Uniting Church, Lake Road, Windermere, LA23 2BY.

The initiative is being led by a Dementia Reference Group chaired by CTiC's Dementia Coordinator, David Richardson. For further information please send an email to David.