Dementia Friendly Sidmouth is a new organisation in Sidmouth and is now seeking a part-time Coordinator for its activities.
The organisation’s vision is a Sid Valley where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported.
The number of people with dementia in the Sid Valley is higher than the national average. And like any illness, we never know when it might affect us, or our loved ones. It is a disorientating condition and can impact hugely on a sufferer’s self-confidence and independence. But by showing understanding and compassion to people with dementia, retail and hospitality staff can play a huge role in their customers’ well-being.
Dementia Friendly Sidmouth works in partnership with three charities: Sid Valley Memory Café, Sidmouth Hospice at Home and Sid Valley Help. The initiative is supported by Sidmouth Town Council.
Their mission is to improve the lives of anyone with dementia in the Sid Valley and those who care for them, through promoting greater awareness of the needs of people touched by it, and providing free NHS accredited training to customer facing businesses, community groups and members of the public to help them support people in the community with dementia.
This is an exciting and varied new role heading up this new organisation, which aims to increase understanding of dementia and support those who are living with the condition and their carers. The Project Co-ordinator will have the primary responsibility for driving this organisation into being.
The closing date for applications is 29 December 2023 and a link to a full job description can be found below