Wells Aims to Become Dementia Friendly

Harris & Harris are supporting the Wells Dementia Action Alliance which aims to make Wells a dementia friendly city. Joshua Eva, Partner at our Wells office, who has joined the Alliance committee said “We are delighted at the news that the campaign, which has featured in the Wells Journal, has received a £5,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund.  This means there will be funding available for local projects to improve the experience of individuals living with dementia”.

To make the money go further the Alliance plans to match-fund projects that will benefit people with dementia and encourage further fundraising.  A number of local businesses are already involved and it is hoped that support for the initiative will grow.

Joshua Eva and also Caroline Fletcher, Associate Solicitor at our Frome office, have both trained to become ‘Dementia Friends’ with the Alzheimer’s Society.

A Dementia Friend is someone who learns more about what it’s like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action.

Harris and Harris have also arranged to have staff in Wells who deal regularly with elderly clients trained as Dementia Friends.