Course run by world-leading centre

Bell View Resource Centre in Belford.
Bell View Resource Centre in Belford.

A charity’s base in a north Northumberland village is playing host to an information event designed to support those caring for people with dementia.

A world-leading dementia centre has launched a project in the North East and Cumbria funded by the Dementia Fund, made up of Comic relief, the Ballinger Trust and Northern Rock.

The 10 Helpful Hints for Carers Project will help families where someone has dementia and a recruitment event is taking place at Bell View Resource Centre in Belford on Wednesday, April 29, from 10am to 3pm.

It is training based on an award-winning programme run in Scotland by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling, which is world-famous for helping people with dementia.

Family carers have been able to tell the project what would help them and the DSDC has devised practical advice based on research into what makes a difference in those areas, such as wandering, agitation, sleeplessness and aggression.

Families want to know how design changes in the house can help and how to keep everyone safe and as well as possible, while managing difficult situations.

The recruitment events will find staff from carer support organisations who want to be trained and supported to deliver this programme throughout the North East and Cumbria.

They will be equipped to deliver a workshop for up to 15 family carers.

The DSDC team will be on hand to provide additional support as required.

For more information, or to get involved, visit www.de mentia.stir.ac.uk