Welcome from Peter Jones – Chair of CMDFC

Dear friends

Welcome to the Corfe Mullen Dementia Friendly website. The focus of this message is how we as a community are seeking to support carers and families who are supporting a family member with dementia.

Following a listening exercise with carers over dementia awareness week we have been able to identify some key themes and challenges experienced by carers. These seem to be

  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Stress
  • Poor transport links

If we are to continue to grow a compassionate community the needs of carers need to be central to our journey. To support all carers in practical pragmatic ways where ever they are. In the light of these needs in terms of a response, we have a carers group that meet on the 2nd Friday of the month in the Corfe Mullen library 10am till 11am . The primary aim of this group is for carers to meet up and share their experience as well as helping with form filling.

We also have a drop in that meets at the village hall on the 4thFriday of the month 10am -12noon. If you need to chat or need advice then pop in during this time.

So let’s seek to grow a compassionate community together where the voice of the carers is heard and understood.

Peter Jones Reg MBACP MA FRSA