Raising awareness of Dementia and supporting families
The Meri Yaadain Team celebrates 5 years

The Meri Yaadain scheme which has provided a lifeline to South Asian families across the district is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special event on Wednesday (January 19). Meri Yaadain was started in 2006 by Bradford Council's Adults Services to provide information, advice and support to South Asian families affected by dementia. Since that time it has received two national awards - a Health and Social Care Award from the Department of Health and NHS Institution for Innovation and Improvement and a Care Services Improvement Partnership award.

The service users and the organisations that Bradford Council has worked with closely over the five years have been invited to the special event on January 19 which offers presentations on "Enhancing the healing environment for patients with dementia in acute hospitals" and 'The role of VCS in providing information and supporting carers and people with dementia.' The day will end with a carer training certificate presentation, a cake-cutting ceremony and finally a classical dance performance by Kala Sangam with lunch to follow.

The event, which runs from 10.30am to 1pm, will be chaired by Coun Amir Hussain at Action for Business LTD in the Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford.

Coun Amir Hussain, Executive Member with responsibility for social care, said: "We are delighted to invite those who use our service and all those who work with us on this award-winning project to this event which celebrates the success of the scheme and the progress it has made with those who suffer from this terrible condition."

For more information, please contact Ghazala Fateh, Development and Outreach Officer, Meri Yaadain Dementia Team, Bradford Council's Adult and Community Services, on 01274 435190.

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