Dementia Friends hit headlines
You may have seen the Bromley Specsavers store in the news recently, with the announcement that they have been supporting this year’s Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May).
Caring for customers
The article highlighted three of the four members of staff that have undertaken training in order to become qualified Dementia Friends in stores. These include Gabriella Vlase, Laura-Jane Bates, Althea John (pictured left to right) and Amy Johnson.
The qualification enables them to better understand the implications the condition can have on both the individual and family members, and gives them guidance on how to both accommodate and support people with dementia.
The link to the story can be found here.
Imran Khan, store director at Specsavers Bromley, said: ‘We’ve been very clear that we want to do everything we can in Bromley to make all of our customers feel as safe and welcome as possible, so it’s brilliant to see our efforts being recognised in the local news.
‘Dementia Awareness is of significant importance to all our staff members and we’re very proud to have a team that is qualified to support people with the condition.’