The Calico Group comes together for Dementia Awareness Week


Alan Ridd, Care and Support Manager for Whitworth Care Trust, residents Joyce and Brian Jones, and Claire Thornber, Support Officer.

Staff and customers from across The Calico Group have joined forces to help raise funds during Dementia Awareness Week 2016.

Residents at Calico’s Whitworth Care Trust took part in a special Tea Dance for residents to enjoy a dance together, tuck into some delicious cakes, and to have open and frank discussions about dementia.

Calico’s Independent Living team also organised a range of activities throughout the week to help raise money, including a ‘Denim for Dementia’ dress down day and a raffle.

The end of the week saw a number of employees generously donating their time to help pack customers’ shopping in the Burnley branch of Tesco.

In total, Calico raised £400 throughout the week, which will help buy equipment for people with dementia.

Joanne Chadwick, Calico’s Home Support Contracts Co-ordinator, said:

“This week has been fantastic. I’m really proud of the way staff across The Calico Group have embraced dementia awareness, and have given their time voluntarily for a fantastic cause.

“It’s our aim to have all staff attend a Dementia Friends training session, and to look at the way homes for older people can provide more support for people with dementia in the coming years.”

For more information about this and similar events, visit calico.org.uk or call 01282 686300.