£30,000 Boost for Essex Dementia Charity

£30,000 Boost for Essex Dementia Charity

Essex-based health and social care organisation, Provide Community, has given a £30,000 grant to Essex Dementia Care.


Since its inception in 2006, Essex Dementia Care has gone on to help thousands of people living with dementia maintain an active and social lifestyle. After establishing an open dialogue about dementia, the group of founders met with Senior representatives from Essex County Council and agreed that an independent community was required to support those living with dementia.


The charity offers specialised one to one services tailored to each individual’s personality and needs, enabling them to maintain a sense of well-being and independence for as long as possible. Operating across two different groups catering to different stages of dementia, the charity’s ‘Every Day Counts’ and ‘Oasis’ groups are available across Bradwell, Braintree, Chelmsford, and Sandon Chelmsford.


Kelly Bleasdale, Senior Manager for the charity said: “We are so grateful that Essex Dementia Care was chosen to receive this grant. Part of the funding will go towards our Care Manager’s salary, who plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our clients receive the best, most personalised activity-based dementia care available.


“We were delighted when we were advised that we had been successful. This grant will go a long way in ensuring that our clients and loved ones continue to receive the activity-based support they need to remain independent and maintain a good quality of life.”


The grant gifted to Essex Dementia Care was part of a new year bumper pot of funding from Provide Community, in which three Essex charities received a share from a pot of £70,000.


Provide Community’s Nicola Yarnall said, “As the Chair of the Council of Governors, representing our members, I am delighted that we are able to support the fantastic work Essex Dementia Care delivers on a daily basis.


“As an organisation, we are committed to supporting the essential work delivered by charities and community groups in the communities we serve that make a positive difference to people’s lives every day.


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