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
Holt and District Probus Club - October meeting
The very word stirs excitement in many people’s hearts! And a local, very
professional expert gave a talk to Holt and District Probus Club members on
Clive Casburn, now a Consultant with Titanium Fireworks, for some years
provided the Carnival and New Year’s fireworks displays at Cromer. He told
members how his interest and knowledge developed, and following a life long
interest in fireworks he realised there was need to provide a far better
firework display service, firing much more interesting and entertaining
shows, especially in our local area.
Gradually, by an appreciation of the artistic, technical and entertainment
aspects of firework displays and above all by reputation, his company
expanded to be firing shows in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and
Lincolnshire, with a very experienced team of dedicated operators.
Clive treated the club to a marvellous fireworks display – on a TV screen,
Meetings of Holt and District Probus Club are normally held at lunchtime on
the 1st Thursday each month at the Feathers in Holt. Enquiries about
membership (or about a trial visit - visitors are most welcome) should be
made to Secretary Alan Holmes on 01263 710782.