Home Care Team Tackles York 10K for Dementia Charity
Thursday, 01st August 2013
Published 01 August 2013.
Back Row: Netty Newell and Ceri Thomas from Dementia Forward
Front Row: Claire Spence, Oliver Stirk and Lisa Smith from Carefound Home Care
Dementia Forward are a local charity based in Ripon and Harrogate. They help families experiencing dementia, whether they have received a diagnosis, have concerns about memory, support someone with memory problems, work in dementia care or just want to know more.
Oliver Stirk, Director of Carefound Home Care, commented: “Our fantastic team works with families experiencing dementia every day 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 delighted to help them wherever possible. People have been incredibly generous in supporting our team to take on the York 10K for which we are very grateful.”
Netty Newell, Community Liaison Officer at Dementia Forward, said with a huge smile: “We are so very grateful to the Carefound Home Care team and everyone who got behind them to raise such a significant amount of money. The money will be used locally to provide vital support to people affected by dementia in our community.”
Carefound is a provider of 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. Services provided include basic help in the home,companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite care and specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays, and can also encompass 24-hour live in care services.