antonia April 24, 2024

West Bridgford dementia information event a ‘huge success’

Over 100 people attended a dementia information event organised by Carefound Home Care, with over £300 raised for Rushcliffe Dementia Action Network (RDAN).

The team from Carefound Home Care in West Bridgford organised a dementia information event at Gamston Community Hall earlier this month in partnership with Rushcliffe Dementia Action Network (RDAN).

The event presented a relaxed opportunity for people to learn about local groups and organisations available to help people living with dementia and their carers.

Over 100 people attended on the day and there were stalls from a range of groups including Alzheimer’s Society, Bloomin Dementia, FarmEco, Flintham Museum, Forget Me Notts and Memory Lane Café. Information sessions were also provided by Actons Solicitors about Lasting Power of Attorney and by Alzheimer’s Society about their Dementia Friends programme.

Shelley Taylor, Recruitment & Community Manager at Carefound Home Care in West Bridgford, said: “At Carefound Home Care we’re passionate about supporting people to live well with dementia and being a member of RDAN is an important part of this. It was an absolute pleasure to arrange and be part of this event which gave RDAN the opportunity to showcase what it does best – providing information and resources to people living with dementia in Rushcliffe.”

“It was wonderful to see so many people attend and we were blown away by the generosity of some of our local businesses who donated raffle prizes.”

People at the event were able to enjoy a sing-along with Helen Tooth from The Joyful Jukebox who provides interactive music sessions and won the Rushcliffe Health and Wellbeing Award last year.

A raffle was also held with over £300 raised for RDAN, made possible by donations from local businesses including The Flower Room, Waterstones, Inspirations, Boots, M&S, The Goose at Gamston, Pets & Friends, and The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club.

Gwynneth Owen, Project Lead for Rushcliffe Dementia Communication and Support Project, said: “The event was a huge success, not just because over £300 was raised for RDAN, but there were also lots of lovely networking and supportive conversations with local people affected by dementia who really enjoyed it.”

“I am immensely grateful to Shelley and the Carefound Home Care team for their vision and enthusiasm for making this event happen. Thank you also to the other RDAN members who baked cakes, set up stalls, served coffee and generally mucked in – I am so proud of our network!”

To find out more about RDAN or Carefound Home Care in West Bridgford and the home care services they offer please call 0115 7270941 or visit