Home Care Team Running York 10K for Dementia Charity

Monday, 01st July 2013

Published 01 July 2013.

On Sunday, 4th August, a team from Carefound Home Care are running the Jane Tomlinson’s York 10K Run to raise money for Dementia Forward.

If you are able to donate please visit the event page by clicking here. All donations go to Dementia Forward and remember that when you make a donation, don’t forget to check the Gift Aid box if you’re a UK taxpayer as then your charity can claim an extra 25% from the government!

Carefound Home Care provides specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable.

Dementia Forward are a local charity based in Ripon and Harrogate. They help families experiencing dementia, whether they have recieved a diagnosis, have concerns about memory, support someonewith memory problems, work in dementia care or just want to know more.

Claire Spence, Staff Coordinator at Carefound Home Care, has organised this fundraising activity with Dementia Forward and commented: “At Carefound Home Care, we work with families experiencing dementia everyday and it is a cause that is very close to our hearts. Supporting people with dementia is never just about a carer or even a care provider like us – it is about everybody involved in that person’s life such as a son, a daughter, a carer, a GP, a lawyer or a charity. Dementia Forward provide a service which is hugely important to families in the local community and we are keen to support them wherever possible – if you are able to sponsor our team we would be extremely grateful!”

Claire added: “We will be keeping you up to date with the team’s progress on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/carefound) and also on Twitter where we’ll be using the hashtag #york10k.”

Services provided by the Carefound Home Care Team in the Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby area of North Yorkshire can include anything from basic domestic support, companionship, personal carethrough to supporting people with more complex conditions such as dementia. The specialist dementia care service offered by the team is based on a specialist approach to caring for people with dementia called the SPECAL method.

If you would like more information about Carefound Home Care, or if you would like to find out more about their efforts in raising money for Dementia Forward, please call 01423 774070.