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Report on Steering Group Meeting 26 Jan 2021

Update on the work of Dementia Friendly Worthing and minutes of the steering group meeting

We held a virtual steering group meeting on 26th January 2021 and were delighted to welcome Tamara, Poppy, Daisy, Kyle and Roman from Our Lady of Sion School who are our young representatives.

The meeting covered a lot of ground and you can download a copy of the minutes here. We had an update regarding local services and when they were hoping to start.

Planning for Dementia Action Week was discussed and it was agreed to make it an online event in 2021. 

Our Dementia Friendly Co-ordinator, Lynsey Tran gave an update on the virtual events, the tablet lending scheme, intergenerational work and children’s dementia friends sessions. 

The Memory Assessment Service (MAS) had produced a New Way of Working document. Lynda Basford gave a short presentation on this extensive document and you can download her report here.

Jo Tuck from Healthwatch attended and gave everyone an update on Covid-19 vaccinations and explained that all the latest updates can be found on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.

Bob Smytherman  confirmed he was a Vaccination Champion and would share information for us to post on this website.

A small working party was agreed to look at future funding options.

Next meeting 16 March 2021.

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