AONB conference invitation


Everyone is invited to attend a free conference to gain views on the development of a Dementia Friendly Strategy for Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Cannock Chase AONB team and Carers Association Southern Staffordshire are working together to host a free conference on Friday 5 February.

Funded by Natural England, through its Innovation Fund, the aim of the conference is to find out how Cannock Chase AONB could become the first Dementia Friendly AONB by creating a Dementia Friendly Strategy.

The conference will also be a chance to discuss an Action Plan to complement The Cannock Chase Management Plan 2014-19.

Emma Beaman, Assistant AONB Officer, commented: “Making the AONB a fantastic place to visit for people with dementia and their families will increase the prosperity of the local community and place us on the map as an innovative, forward thinking local partnership.

“We hope it will pave the way for future developments, while protecting the local environment, landscape, history and wildlife.

“A dementia friendly strategy will enable more people to benefit from the health and wellbeing opportunities available in this beautiful area.”

Mac Cock, from Carers Association Southern Staffordshire, said: “We’re delighted to be working Cannock Chase AONB on this strategy and look forward to sharing ideas at the February conference. We need to hear from people, especially those who have cared for people with dementia, so we can make sure the strategy is based on local need.”

The conference will take place at The White House, Marquis Drive in Cannock, on Friday 5 February from 9.30pm to 2.45pm.

It is free to attend and lunch will be provided. However, there is a £10 fee for non-attended places.

To find out how to book please email or call Carers Association Southern Staffordshire on 01785 222365.

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