Submitted by Steve on 16:32, 12th Feb, 2019 | 0

Last week the GSPCA once again welcomed Dementia Friendly Guernsey

Dementia Friendly Guernsey wants to encourage as many people as possible to take a local dementia awareness course and the GSPCA team attended  last week had two sessions of training thanks to Julie Bulpitt from Dementia Friendly Guernsey.

Dementia Friendly Guernsey kindly ran training sessions for the GSPCA back in October 2017 and once again the staff and volunteers found the talks interesting, valuable and with our work in the community essential in giving them the understanding to help in circumstances where we may encounter those suffering with dementia

Businesses and individuals can sign up to the 1-2 hour course to help identify and support people living with dementia. At the end of the course you are given a green badge to wear and a number of very useful handouts.

The sessions last week took place at the GSPCA with over 20 staff and volunteers taking part with one of Dementia Friendly Guernsey’s volunteer trainers.

The GSPCA help and work with all levels of the community and the training provided by Dementia Friendly Guernsey was extremely beneficial to the team who all listened intently to the advice on how we can support and identify the those living with dementia.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We would like to thank Julie from Dementia Friendly Guernsey for coming in last week to help provide training to the GSPCA staff and volunteers over two sessions to help identify and support those living with dementia.”

“I have family members that suffer with dementia and the talk really helped us all have a greater understanding of dementia.”

“24 hours a day 7 days a week we are working with the public from all walks of life and we all at the GSPCA strive to provide the best service we can and we really appreciate when we can work alongside other charities to exchange knowledge and training to help the Guernsey community.”

“All of the GSPCA team that took part in the Dementia Friendly Guernsey training really enjoyed and appreciated the time they took to come and speak to us about those with the challenges that any of us could face.”

“Please do get in touch with Dementia Friendly Guernsey or visit their website for more details.”

"We are always looking for trainers and speakers to come in an talk to the team and anyone interested please do get in touch."

“Even animals can suffer with similar symptoms of dementia and no matter if it’s a beloved pet or a member of family we must all do what we can to support those we love and care for and the community as a whole.”

To find out more or to book your place on a dementia awareness course email: [email protected]

To visit their website please go to

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