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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 202 - 1st November 2017

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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 provide.’

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 following months.

This shows the power of our supporters sending an email or signing a petition.


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 their carers.

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 web site

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 5th October.

Clive Casburn speaks to Holt Probus

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, of course!

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.