New dementia-friendly towns

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RESIDENTS of Aspull and Whelley are being asked to have their say about how to make the area a better place for people living with dementia.

They are the next places in the borough to earn “dementia-friendly” status, following on from Hindley, Scholes, Leigh, Tyldesley, Standish and Shevington. These are communities where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and can be confident they can contribute to community life. In Wigan borough it is estimated around 3,200 people have dementia, although it may be more as many people with the condition do not receive a formal diagnosis.

Thanks to a £130,000 funding boost from the joint commissioning board in January, more communities are set to become dementia-friendly as part of The Deal for Adult Social Care.

Three events are being held giving residents the opportunity to share their ideas.

To find out more and book on the event call 01942 404252 or email

Aspull and Whelley information events:

Tomorrow and July 3 from noon to 2pm, (lunch provided) Aspull Royal British Legion. Decision day (when residents can vote for their favourite idea) is August 14 at lunchtime at the same venue.