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Social care charities collaborate to explore new models of dementia care

The King’s Fund hosted a day of collaboration in London exploring new models of care for people living with dementia.

The event, ‘Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care’, was held by Age Exchange, a London-based charity.

Held in partnership with Community Integrated Care, the event looked at ways in which a community model of care could be created to support people living with dementia.

Rebecca Packwood, CEO of Age Exchange, said: “The event has been a real success and has allowed us to explore a new community model of dementia care through the creation of community hubs and virtual dementia training for carers and family members. Our new support service in Manchester will allow people living with dementia to stay at home for longer while still having the support they need.

“It’s been great to be able to celebrate and share our work around creative activity with people living with dementia on a national stage. It’s fantastic to see so many audience members coming away inspired by the day.”

Age Exchange thanked funders such as the Big Lottery Fund, who awarded the charity a grant that has enabled a weekly day-care service, supporting participants with dementia.

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