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Dementia - Information for Organisations and Businesses

Dementia Inclusive Greenwich is expanding  - why not join? 

Join the growing number of businesses and organisations making Greenwich a dementia inclusive borough to live.

Benefits:

  • Free Dementia awareness training
  • Free advice on how to make your business more dementia friendly
  • Get local and international recogition - receive the window sticker

Please see below for further information.

Dementia Inclusive Businesses and Organisations in Greenwich

Awarded:

Working Towards:

Page & Small Opticians SE7  

Awarded May 2018

Greenwich Picturehouse

Grant Saw Solicitors

Awarded May 2020 Greenwich Office

Awarded 2018 Blackheath Office

Charlton Athletic Trust

Advocacy NOW  Independent Advocacy 

Awarded May 2018 

Medequip Greenwich

St James Pharmacy  Woolwich

Awarded May 2018 

Alzheimer's Society

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Awarded May 2018

Totty Pharmacy

artFix – life as art - Cafe in Woolwich 

Awarded May 2018 

artFix - life as art - Cafe in Greenwich

Awarded May 2020

The Eltham Centre                                                      

The Woolwich Centre Library 

Awarded May 2018 

Chinese National Healthy Lving Centre (cnhlc)

Greenwich Carers Centre 

Awarded May 2019

Oxleas

ASDA Charlton

Awarded May 2019

Emergency Exit Arts

Reflection Friendship Group -

For people with dementia & those who support them. 

Awarded November 2018

Royal Museums Greenwich

National Maritime Museum  Greenwich

Awarded May 2019

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Shrewsbury House Community Centre Shooters Hill

Awarded June 2019

Indian Cultural Society Drop in Centre

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice 

Awarded May 2019

Morden College

Royal Greenwich Trading Standards 

Awarded September 2019

Cutty Sark - Greenwich

Awarded May 2020

Clockhouse Community Centre Woolwich

Awarded May 2020

Dementia Carers Group

Awarded May 2020

Greenwich Memory Services

Awarded May 2020

Gurdwara Sahib Woolwich

Awarded May 2020

Irish Community Services

Awarded May 2020

GWest Community Centre Greenwich

Awarded May 2020

How to become part of this initiative?

We can work with you to build on your existing good customer care practices to adapt your services/environment to be more dementia friendly. For more info contact:

Angelika Welzel-Connolly - Dementia Action Coordinator

Telephone: 0208 921 8533

Email: Dementia@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Why should I be part of this movement?

  • Attract more customers and increase customer and staff satisfaction
  • Have a business that is an understanding place for people with dementia
  • Receive free Dementia Awareness training for staff
  • Get Borough wide and national dementia friendly environment recognition
  • Receive a window sticker to indicate service is Dementia Aware

What is a dementia inclusive environment?

A dementia friendly environment is not only the built/ physical environment but also the social environment. Both are equally vital to the wellbeing of the person with dementia and their carer.


The built/physical environments include outside and inside spaces such as cafes, gardens, waiting rooms, public areas. An inclusive environment can be achieved by increasing the level of natural light, colour contrast interior design, good clear signage, and easy physical access.


The social environment are spaces for interaction, for example, providing enough comfortable spaces for both relatives and the person with dementia to interact, having a quiet area if people find it difficult to deal with a lot of noise and staff being patient and talking clearly can all contribute to living better with dementia.

To learn more about good dementia design click on the following link to The Dementia Centre.

Why do we need a dementia inclusive environment?

Our ageing population is growing so is the need for physical and social adaptations and services, for example as we age our eyesight deteriorates, red and yellow are the colours which are more vivid at this time. We might find it difficult to act quickly or make a decision; therefore slower cash register lanes and patient staff could make a significant difference to a person with dementia and their carers’ life. A dementia inclusive environment is inclusive for all.