As we wait to see what happens as a result of the vote last
week, there are many questions to answer and changes afoot.
But during this period of change, there is one thing we do know. And this is
some good news for people with dementia.
After 9,500 people joined our call to Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, he
has committed to act on our recommendations!
We called for hospitals to publish an annual dementia statement because we
believe that through publicising the quality of dementia care hospitals
provide, we can hold hospitals to account.
Simon Stevens said that NHS England will be ‘encouraging trusts to publish
an annual dementia statement, to set out the quality of the care they
He also affirmed that they are searching for ways to get hospitals
to publish an annual dementia statement.
You can read his letter in full on our website.
This is an important step in our Fix Dementia Care campaign and we will be
following up with Simon Stevens on his commitments in the course of the
This shows the power of our supporters sending an email or signing a
Sam & the Alzheimer's Society campaigns team
Food for Thought
'Food for Thought', a newly formed North Norfolk based
charity runs support groups and lunch clubs for people with dementia and
Food for Thought runs supporters groups in Bodham, Cromer
and North Walsham on a monthly basis. For more information call Catherine Moorhouse on 01263 721
344 or visit their
July 1867 - 150th Celebrations
Not many of us can recall the happenings of July 1867and so
on July 16th this year there will commemorations and celebrations aplenty in
our lovely town of Sheringham.
Firstly, we commemorate the commencement of the RNLI’s
tenure in Sheringham. Although there were private lifeboats in Sheringham
prior to 1867 courtesy of the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall it was not
until July 1867 that the RNLI (previously known as the National Institution
for the Preservation of Life from Shipwrecks) became involved in the
provision of lifeboats in Sheringham.
Secondly, we commemorate the first of those lifeboats, the
“Duncan”, built at a cost of £345 donated by Mrs. Agnes Fraser (nee Duncan)
in memory of her father and uncle. The “Duncan” remained in service for 19
years saving 18 lives
Thirdly, we are celebrating the building we know as Oddfellows Hall which
was built in 1867 to house the aforementioned “Duncan” Lifeboat. The
building has had many uses over its chequered history including being a shoe
factory, a model railway and model village attraction, a craft centre and an
art exhibition centre. The Hall was refurbished at a cost of some £250K in
2007 by Sheringham Plus Community Regeneration Committee and is now used as
a community hall run by the Sheringham Shantymen.
So, the 16th July 2017 will celebrate all of the above with many activities
in the town, not least of which will be a parade through the town involving
boats and children with events in chequers car park and lifeboat plain.
Put the date in your diary and help celebrate this integral
part of the town’s history. If you would like to be involved please contact
either Brian Farrow 07748 641707 or Dick Grieve 07884 495155.