Since 2018, Gazeley and Lutterworth’s Magna Park staff have organised several charity fundraising events for their designated national charity, Dementia UK. These activities, which have included a golf day and two cycle rides, have raised a total of £16,000. Dementia UK, in conjunction with Gazeley and Magna Park, the Lutterworth-based Academy for Dementia Research and Education (ADRE), and the Lutterworth Share and Care Group, have agreed to use these funds to ‘pilot’ Admiral Nurse Clinics over the next two years. While every case will be considered on an individual basis, priority will be given to people living with dementia and their carers from Lutterworth and the surrounding villages.
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, they work alongside families affected by dementia, giving them the compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions, to help them face dementia with more confidence and less fear.
Initially, the clinics will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Lutterworth Wycliffe Medical Practice, until a specialist Community Centre is opened in the town later this year. Dr. Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK, seen in the picture with Gwyn Stubbings, Planning Director for Gazeley, will be providing the clinics for the first three months.