‘Experience My World’ at Whittington House

Gain an insight into dementia.

At Whittington House in Cheltenham, we provide personalised dementia care for elderly people in a safe and friendly home. We are part of Caring Homes which has developed a unique dementia training programme, accredited by City & Guilds, for all members of their team from reception, chefs, housekeeping to care.

The entire team at Whittington House receives ‘Living in My World’ training, giving them an understanding of the condition and how to make a positive impact on the people in our care.

We believe everyone should have an awareness of dementia to understand what life is like for those living with the condition and understand how loved ones can be affected and supported.

Now we are giving members of the public the opportunity to gain this knowledge too.

On Wednesday 16th November, Whittington House is holding a FREE dementia awareness event, ‘Experience My World’ at our home. Michele Saunders, Dementia Training Lead for Caring Homes, and Lyndsey Dixon, Whittington’s Home Manager, will be discussing dementia and its effects, as well as holding a practical and interactive experience.

Join Michele and Lyndsey on:

Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
From: 1.00pm – Buffet Lunch provided
Session: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Location: 58 Whittington Road, Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL51 6BL

‘Experience My World’ will be run as a small group to provide you with a more personal experience. The session will cover a range of topics, such as what it might be like to live with dementia as well as offering some practical advice on caring for your loved one. You will also get the chance to speak with others experiencing the same challenges.

Did you know?
• There are more than 200 different forms of dementia
• There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK
• A further 225,000 will develop the condition this year

So whether you are caring for a loved one or just want to know more about a condition that affects over 8,500 people in the UK every year, then our information event is for you.

If you would like to find out more about the world of dementia and attend ‘Experience My World’ please call us on 0808 223 5396.

If you would like to find out more about life and our events at Whittington House Nursing Home, please contact us on whittington@caringhomes.org or telephone 0808 223 5396.

Whittington House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Lyndsey Dixon

Address

58 Whittington Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL51 6BL

Contact
0808 223 5396
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely