Local businesses help John Taylor Hospice become more dementia-friendly

Jaguar Land Rover volunteers

Jaguar Land Rover volunteers

John Taylor Hospice, the UK’s only social enterprise hospice, has joined forces with local businesses (including volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover — pictured) to raise funds which will help the hospice become more dementia-friendly.

The hospice’s campaign coincided with a nationwide effort to shine the spotlight on dementia care and featured a range of events and activities to raise awareness of the disease.

Dementia affects 60,000 people in the West Midlands and as part of its commitment to Taylor-made care, the hospice believes it is important that the hospice is as much a home from home for those living with dementia as it is for all its patients and visitors.

Throughout May local business volunteers and donors have raised over £6,000 and saved the hospice almost as much again through their voluntary efforts. This means the hospice will be able to create a safer and more welcoming environment for those with dementia – including appropriate signage, contrasting furnishings and choices of fixtures, all of which can have an impact in helping those with dementia feel less anxious and more settled.

You can read more on the JTH website as well as continuing to make donations to the hospice’s work here.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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