North London-based care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, has confirmed a partnership with Dementia Club UK, a Barnet-based charity founded by local Councillor, Lisa Rutter.
This collaboration has been announced during World Alzheimer’s Month, which raises awareness on a global level to challenge the stigma associated with dementia.
Dementia Club UK provides regular opportunities across locations in Barnet for people living with dementia and their carers, friends and families, to take part in activities and benefit from talks from specialist speakers.
Alzheimer’s disease primarily affects people over the age of 65 and one in six over the age of 80 are currently living with dementia.
Cllr. Lisa Rutter was the Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet from 2011-2012. In her Mayoral year, one of her charities was the Alzheimer’s Society. With the money raised Lisa founded the first Alzheimer’s Society dementia café in Barnet and has since gone on to establish Dementia Club UK as a registered charity. She is now running six venues – five in the borough of Barnet and one in Elstree and Borehamwood.
Commenting on the partnership, Cllr Lisa Rutter Chairman of Dementia Club UK said:
“Dementia Club UK is delighted to be in partnership with The Fremantle Trust. We look forward to working together to provide people with the best advice and information to help them with any challenging problems.”
Anne Duggan, The Fremantle Trust’s family liaison manager for Barnet, added:
“As a care provider rooted in the local community, we’re thrilled to team up with Dementia Club UK. It’s important that we forge valuable partnerships to provide specialist support for people living with dementia, their carers and families and World Alzheimer’s Month provides a great platform to do so.”