Huntcliff School in Saltburn will soon become the first in the area to become a member of the Dementia Friendly Redcar & Cleveland Project.
On Tuesday, 18th June, learners will be taking part in sessions as part of the ‘Dementia Friends’ project, which was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means that many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion. As established Dementia Friends, learners will learn more about what it’s like to live with dementia and the small ways in which they can help. Staff at Huntcliff have also been trained.
Project Lead Brian Rowcroft, who delivers the sessions as Dementia Champion, said, “it is fabulous that the school is supporting so many young people in becoming Dementia Friends and allowing them the opportunity to learn a little more about living with the condition.”
“It is such a great opportunity for us as a school and the local area to achieve being a member of the Dementia Friendly Project” said Neil Greaves, Life Skills Coordinator at Huntcliff. He went on to say, “is very important that our learners are aware of these types of illnesses as it may affect their lives in some way now or in the future”.