Submitted by Steve on 16:16, 31st Mar, 2023 | 0

On Wednesday 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 a session of training thanks to Julie Bulpitt from Dementia Friendly Guernsey here at the GSPCA.

Dementia Friendly Guernsey kindly have run training sessions for the GSPCA in October 2017, February 2019, February 2020 but sadly not had a recent session until now due to the pandemic.

The team after the long spell once again including staff and volunteers found the talk 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 this week took place at the GSPCA with over 20 staff and volunteers taking part with Julie Bulpitt 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 this week to help provide training to the GSPCA staff and volunteers 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 and 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.”

“This year the GSPCA Celebrates 150 years and since we were found we strive to work with all areas of our community.”

“To support our work in our 150th year and to find out more please check out .”

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

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GSPCA Celebrates 150 years in 2023

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Collecting/Dropping Off Boarding Dogs & Cats

Viewing animals for adoption

Emergencies Call 257261 or the Shelter is manned 24/7

GSPCA Charity Shop in Smith Street


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Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

Are you supporting the GSPCA our 150th year? Here are a few ways you could get involved | GSPCA Guernsey

April 2023 – Easter Virtual Pet Show

Sunday 2nd April – National Ferret Day

Tuesday 4th April 2023 – World Rat Day

Good Friday 7th April 2023 – Easter Art Event at the GSPCA 1230pm

Good Friday 7th April 2023 – Easter Educational Tours of the GSPCA 145pm

Easter Monday 10th April 2023 – Easter Art Event at the GSPCA 1230pm

Easter Monday 10th April 2023 – Easter Educational Tours of the GSPCA 145pm

Possible additional Easter Art and Tour dates to de added

Tuesday 25th April 2023 – World Penguin Day

April 2022 Autism Guernsey and GSPCA Puffin Parade Launch – Date to be Confirmed

April 2023 – AGM – Date to be Confirmed

May 2023 - International Respect for Chickens Month

7th May 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Friday 12th May to Friday 19th May GSPCA 150th Year Cupcake Week

Sunday 21st May 2023 150th Year Celebrations & Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday -

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 International Turtle Day

Tuesday 30th May – International Hug Your Cat Day

Wednesday 31st May 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

June 2023 – National Microchipping Month

June 2023 – 150th Year Sponsored Dog Walk – Date to be Confirmed

4th June 2023 Arts Seafront Sunday

10th June 2023 Saffrey Rotary Walk

Summer 2023 – Summer Sunday Family Lunch

Wednesday 14th June 2023 – World Sea Turtle Day

Sunday 25th June 2023 – Guernsey Charities Fete

25th June 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Friday 23rd June 2023 - Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 26th to July 3rd 2023 – National Rabbit Week

Monday 5th July 2023 – Viaer MArchi at Saumarez Park -

Wednesday 12th July 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Sunday 16th July 2023 – World Snake Day

6th August 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

13th August 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Monday 14th August 2023 – World Lizard Day

16th and 17th August 2023 – West Show -

23rd and 24th August 2023 – North Show -

September 2023 - World Animal Remembrance Month

GSPCA 150th Year Ball – Date to be Confirmed

24th September 2023 St Johns Ambulance Seafront Sunday

Wednesday 13th September 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

October 2023 - World Animal Month

Wednesday 4th October 2023 - World Animal Day

Wednesday 25th October 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

Wednesday 8th November 2023 – GSPCA Dog First aid Course

Wednesday 15th November 2023 – GSPCA Cat First aid Course

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Monday 4th December 2023 – World Wildlife Conservation Day

Many more events will be added and dates to be confirmed and if you have any events or ideas to celebrate our 150 years please get in touch…………..


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