With the number of people living with dementia increasing every year, as a society we are faced with a huge challenge.
Churches are well placed not only to walk alongside members of the church family who are living with and are affected by dementia, but also to provide a warm welcome and a place of belonging to those beyond the church family in the community who are living with dementia, as well as those caring for them.
Everyone who would like to take the next steps to make their church dementia inclusive is welcome to attend this one day workshop – from finding out the first principles of what that might look like in your church context, to developing a dementia-specific ministry.
The day is made up of three parts:
- Understanding what dementia is, including types of dementia and symptoms. We also explore how dementia can often lead to social and spiritual isolation
- Re-framing dementia and changing the narrative from hopeless to hope-filled, finding our identity in Christ, rather than any cognitive impairment
- Practical toolkit including practical resources and the beginnings of an action plan for your individual and church context
Part of Livability’s Community Engagement team, Charlotte Overton-Hart is a reminiscence facilitator and bibliotherapy practitioner, using words for wellbeing to support people who are living with dementia and their carers. Charlotte runs workshops and develops resources for churches to take the next steps to being dementia inclusive.
Book by 4 May 2020.
You will receive an email confirming receipt of your booking. If this does not happen, please contact Sophie Moore on 01749 685116.