TLC is passionate about inclusion, reducing isolation and helping people affected by dementia, supporting them to continue living well and being an active member of their community.
We have strong relationships with local care homes, also, a local school, Dovedale Primary School regularly sing at our social events. The children have amazing voices and bring such joy to the people attending who all sing along. We work alongside Beechley Stables, running Pony Experiences once a month, people have been able to get up close to horses and experience life at the stables with some afternoon tea as part of the day. Christmas Lights in Blackpool and Fish & Chips by the sea, yes please !! We arranged for a number of people to enjoy a trip to Blackpool to see the Christmas lights and enjoy the evening, it was a memorable experience and hearing everyone singing and marveling at the lights was beautiful.
We are arranging a visit to Llandudno in the Spring, the more the merrier.
Forming strong partnerships with ASDA, Hunts Cross, we have worn purple alongside ASDA to support ‘Purple Tuesday’, a government backed initiative to increase the enjoyment of shopping for people with disabilities and together, staff from TLC & ASDA are walking up Mount Snowdon in July 2019 to raise dementia awareness. Exercise regimes are in full flow in preparation for the walk ahead. We have talked to many many people through holding marketing days at public areas around Liverpool, ASDA, Tesco, Santander, with more planned. During these days we have talked to many families about dementia, either through interest or through personal circumstance.
It has been wonderful, uplifting, yet also saddening to hear peoples stories but also encouraging.
It has been great to be able to talk to people, but also to listen.
We have delivered accredited dementia awareness training to local organisations.
What we are working towards is reducing isolation of people affected by dementia and their families by increasing customer focused staffs understanding, increasing their ability and confidence to offer assistance if required, by doing this, aiming to reduce anxieties around visiting local shops and businesses and enable people to remain connected to their community.
We are continuing to work with local organisations, offering advice on how little changes to their workplace can have positive effects of people living with dementia and their families.