Community Transport drivers go that extra mile
Boston Community Transport is the most recent local organisation to be formally recognised for their efforts towards becoming Dementia Friendly.
It has made a number of adaptions to the way in which it delivers its service and its volunteer drivers have attended a Dementia Friends awareness session to help increase their understanding of dementia and be able to better support their customers.
Office Manager, Angela Gould, said: "At Boston Community Transport we provide transport for customers who do not have access to public transport or a taxi, or do not have the confidence to go out on their own. Our drivers collect customers from their door, wait for them at no extra charge, even attend appointments with customers, if they need some help remembering things and return them home again. For further information please contact us on 01205 360183, we look forward to hearing from you."
It is estimated that there are currently 850,000 people in the United Kingdom living with dementia and this is likely to rise to one million by 2025. Many people living with dementia face the condition alone and are excluded from society.
The Boston Dementia Action Alliance aims to bring the community together to create an environment where people affected by dementia feel understood and included, can confidently contribute to community life and can live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
The Alliance wants to hear your ideas of how to do this.
If you wish to get involved, or to find out more, please contact Kathryn Marsters, Kathryn.Marsters@lincolnshire.gov.uk , or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20079/dementia_friendly_communities
To keep up to date with information, activities and events relating to dementia in Boston, please follow them on Facebook @BostonDementia.