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.