Local housebuilder helps fund dementia carers workshop in Swindon

By Jessica Durston - 18 August 2022

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  • (L-R) Susanna Jones, Chief Executive of Swindon Carers Centre, Susan Lambert, Public Health Specialist on behalf of Swindon Dementia Action Alliance, Toby Kirk, Chair of the Swindon Dementia Action Alliance and Rachel Collard, Sales Advisor on Bellway’s Ridgeway Park development in Wroughton

    (L-R) Susanna Jones, Chief Executive of Swindon Carers Centre, Susan Lambert, Public Health Specialist on behalf of Swindon Dementia Action Alliance, Toby Kirk, Chair of the Swindon Dementia Action Alliance and Rachel Collard, Sales Advisor on Bellway’s Ridgeway Park development in Wroughton

Bellway have donated £500 to Swindon Dementia Action Alliance to help fund its workshops for carers for those with dementia.

Bellway has announced it is helping to cover the cost of a workshop which will support the carers of people affected by dementia in Swindon.

The housebuilder, which is building homes at Ridgeway Park in nearby Wroughton, donated £500 to Swindon Dementia Action Alliance - an organisation which aims to improve the support and services available to people living with dementia and their carers in the local community.

The money will help fund a workshop hosted at the Wyvern Theatre organised by Swindon Carers Centre and other members of the Alliance.

Susanna Jones, Chief Executive of Swindon Carers Centre, said: “The workshop will provide invaluable information about the support and services available for those caring for a family member or friend who is living with dementia.

“It is also a chance for carers to get to know each other and build social networks, which is something that has been difficult for many over the last few years because of the pandemic.”

Swindon Dementia Action Alliance was formed in 2014 and comprises a group of individuals, organisations, charities and businesses who come together to help make Swindon a dementia friendly town.

Susan Lambert, Public Health Specialist on behalf of Swindon Dementia Action Alliance, said: “The Alliance was thrilled to be approached with a donation from Bellway. We have so many projects we want to progress to support people living with dementia and carers in Swindon, so this money will be so beneficial to us.”

Alliance chair Toby Kirk commented: “We would like to thank Bellway for choosing the Dementia Action Alliance to receive this generous donation. This money will make a real difference to those affected by the disease and to carers living in Swindon and the surrounding area.”

Rachel Way, Sales Manager for Bellway South West, said: “Part of our vision as a responsible housebuilder is to ensure that we are doing our bit to support the local communities where we are building homes.

“Swindon Dementia Action Alliance is a truly outstanding network helping those living with and affected by dementia. We hope the workshop that our donation is helping to fund will allow those who give so much to others receive the support they need themselves.”

More information about Swindon Dementia Action Alliance can be found by visiting https://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/10211_swindon_dementia_action_alliance.

For more information about Bellway’s Ridgeway Park development, individuals can call the sales team on 01793 352642 or visit https://www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/south-west/ridgeway-park

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