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Chichester Solicitors Glanvilles LLP, chooses Sage House – Dementia Support as Charity of the Year

Glanvilles LLP is a full service law firm, specialising in a wide range of areas such as Wills, Trusts and Probate, Elderly and Vulnerable care, Matrimonial and Child law, Employment and Dispute Resolution, Residential Property and also Commercial legal services.  In addition to being Lexcel accredited, our Wills, Trusts and Probate team are also proud members of ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ (SFE).

As part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to improve services offered to our clients, we asked our staff if they would like to join a one hour training session to become Dementia Friends. We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout and proud to announce that we have over 40 colleagues that are Dementia Friends.

With this wonderful commitment from our staff, and interest growing, we decided to choose a local charity close to everyone’s hearts and are therefore pleased to announce that Dementia Support is our chosen charity of the year.

We are honoured to work with the team at Dementia Support, and look forward to arranging charitable activities such as bake sales, dress down days, charity quizzes and other special events, in order to raise donations and awareness for the charity. We also look forward to supporting their tea at Tangmere, and other events Dementia Support hosts throughout the year.

Sonia Green, Partner at Glanvilles Chichester office says “Dementia Support’s facility Sage House is currently the only facility of its kind.  By supporting the charity, I would hope that one day it will be able to reach all those in need of its services and support in West Sussex.  I believe Sage House has the potential to become the model for community hubs throughout the UK.

Dementia is indiscriminate and can be very frightening, made even more so by a lack of knowledge and information.  The doors at Sage House are open to anyone in need of support.”

Dementia Support opened their Sage House Hub in May 2018; it is a modern, caring and functional community centre, where people living with dementia, their carers and their families can access direct support, information and advice.

Dementia Support is an exciting local charity working in partnership with voluntary and charitable organisations, the NHS, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations, to create a unique community hub for dementia. Designed to truly enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for local people living with dementia, their family and carers.

Sally Tabbner, Chief Executive, Dementia Support  adds, “We are delighted to have the support of Glanvilles, particularly because they have made such efforts to become Dementia Friends and have taken time to understand this disease.  We have just launched our £1 million Wayfinder Appeal with the
aim of reaching more people living with dementia and their families in our local community.  Working with local businesses such as Glanvilles will help us achieve this goal.”

A Union of Caring Angels – Guardian Angels Care choose Dementia Support as their Charity of the Year

Local home care providers – Guardian Angels Carers, have chosen local dementia charity Dementia Support as their Charity of the Year for 2018/19.

Nicola Godwin and her team of ‘Angels’, including dog Bella the mascot, visited Sage House in Tangmere, where Dementia Support provide their services, to kick start their partnership on the 15th November.  Their aim is to raise £5,000 over the next twelve months, and the team have plenty of fundraising ideas. 

The Angels have already fundraised at a Bonfire Night and a street collection in Arundel.  They also have plans to hold a charity football match with Chichester Ladies Club, sell home-made Christmas wreaths, do a sponsored self-defence class, and two daring ‘angels’ and going to do a parachute jump.

The team are also kindly volunteering their time and helping at various events; they will be volunteering at the Sage House Christmas Fayre on Saturday 1st December. 

Guardian Angels Care was established by ex-Olympic sailor Christina Bassadone; through personal experience she saw the limited care on offer and decided to set up a care company that provided compassionate, professional care, and helped clients retain their independence, dignity and individuality.

The team have chosen Dementia Support as they see dementia every day and the impact it has on people’s lives. They are all Dementia Friend trained, which increases awareness and understanding about dementia.

Nicola Godwin, Recruitment Co-ordinator, said “we see carers supporting all stages of dementia on a daily basis and it just highlights to us how important dementia care is.  We are very impressed with what is offered at Sage House and we are delighted to be involved.  This is a great partnership for us; we can refer our own carers and families to Sage House to access the support there, and we can help provide information about having care at home.”

Lesley-Anne Lloyd, Fundraising at Dementia Support, spoke about the benefit the partnership will have for the charity: “we are thrilled that Guardian Angels Care have chosen Dementia Support as their charity of the year.  Not only have they pledged that they will raise a significant amount of money, but they are also volunteering to help with our fundraising efforts as well”.  

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