Focusing on Dementia in Warrington

AFG were proud to joint host a conference in Warrington this month, working together with local partners to shape the future for people living with dementia in Warrington.

Collaborating with 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Warrington Borough Council and Helen Sanderson Associates, the event welcomed over 70 delegates from health and social care services, third sector organisations, carers and older people’s groups to engage and think about new ways of delivering support.

Professor Alistair Burns, the country’s first dementia tsar, was the keynote speaker at the innovative conference which took place on Wednesday 19th June at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.

Other speakers included Stephen Reddy, Interim Executive Director, Neighbourhood and Community Services, Warrington Borough Council, Councillor Pat Wright, Executive Member for Health Wellbeing and Adult Services, Warrington Borough Council, and Sally Percival from the national Think Local Act Personal Partnership.

Professor Burns, who is the National Clinical Director for Dementia for England said: “There’s a great deal of public interest in dementia and this conference brings together all the key partners who can help build on previous initiatives to make a real positive difference to people with dementia, their families and carers.”

Angela Boyle, Community Services Director from AFG said: “We’re making a commitment as an organisation to support this work to ensure that Warrington people living with dementia have the best possible choices and support. Today has been about sharing best practice and developing some real and practical actions for partners to take forward in the coming months to ensure that we achieve this goal”

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