A new scheme for Broadstone was launched at the recent Broadstone Neighbourhood Watch AGM during Dementia Awareness Week – the Home Safely Scheme. Throughout the year some people living with Dementia are found lost and confused not remembering where they live or who they are. If you are a Carer and this is a concern for you then this scheme may help you and the person for whom you are caring.
Thanks to donations in memory of Jack Miller and Broadstone Neighbourhood Watch, Stepping Stones (a Broadstone Dementia Project) has been able to purchase a number of safety bracelets. Each bracelet is supplied with a unique PIN number and Poole Lifeline’s telephone number. Poole Lifeline will hold the Carer’s contact details and information relating to the person with dementia and when telephoned and given the unique PIN number will contact the named Carer(s) and if necessary police/emergency services. A £30 ‘one-off payment’ is payable to Poole Lifeline but will currently be covered by the Better Care Fund.
If you live in the BH18 postcode area and feel that this scheme would help you please contact Annette Brooke, 22 Upper Golf Links Road, BH18 8BX, or telephone 01202 696523
Stepping Stones’ regular activities continue –
- reading and listening group, every Monday, 11 to 12 noon Broadstone Library
- drop in for tea and chat, every 2nd Friday in the month, 2.15 – 4pm, Broadstone Methodist Church Coffee Lounge. All are welcome.
(Please note the Home Safely scheme was formerly run by the Borough of Poole but was halted because of a shortage of funding for the safety bracelets. It is hoped that the Broadstone scheme which is supported by local volunteers can be replicated in other parts of Poole)