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Being Dementia Friendly in Sussex

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Written by Annabel James

Our legal partners in Sussex Rix & Kay have become one of the first organisations in Brighton & Hove to engage 100% of their workforce through the Dementia Friends Information Sessions delivered by Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).

Our legal partners in Sussex Rix & Kay have become one of the first dementia friendly organisations in Brighton & Hove to engage 100% of their workforce through the Dementia Friends Information Sessions delivered by Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).

This means that all of Rix & Kay’s staff have a better understanding of dementia, how it may affect a person and what actions they can take to support and make it easier for individuals living with Dementia and their families to access its services.

The firm’s achievement has been recognised by being awarded the Dementia Friendly Kite mark. Rix & Kay have earned similar recognition in Kent through its work in Sevenoaks and Ashford.

Now Rix & Kay want to encourage other organisations in Brighton to become Dementia Friendly by offering specialist Information Sessions to the many businesses it works with. Amanda Attrell who is a Dementia Friends Champion and leads Rix & Kay’s specialist Later Life Team that provides services to those living with dementia, explains:

“I’m one of two Dementia Friends Champions at Rix & Kay. This means I’m a trained volunteer that can provide Information Sessions that aim to increase understanding of dementia and inspire people to take action to help support people affected by dementia in their community.  The Information sessions are free and last no longer than an hour.”

dementiabanner 1“There are Information Sessions taking place across the country which the general public can attend.  It is also possible for businesses and organisations to hold private sessions for their staff.  This is a simple yet hugely effective way to help businesses become more aware of dementia and ultimately to help make their organisations more accessible to others”.

Rix & Kay plan to host morning Information Sessions for the public as well as offering Sessions to regional businesses. The initiative is part of the firm’s making law easy proposition that focuses on making legal services as easy and accessible as it can possibly be for both business and individuals.

For more information about Dementia Friends Information Sessions email : amandaattrell@rixandkay.co.uk

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Annabel James