New alliance formed for a dementia friendly Haringey

Businesses, voluntary organisations and Haringey Council have come together to help support those with dementia, as well as their families and carers in the borough.

The collaboration was formed at an event organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, Hornsey Housing Trust and Haringey Council at Tottenham Hotspur’s conference centre yesterday.

The day was opened by the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Jennifer Mann, and included workshops and sessions designed to teach people more about dementia and the ways to support those affected by the condition.

Highgate actress Meera Syal endorsed the event, revealing that the illness affects a “very special” person in her life.

“The care and support for people affected by dementia is an issue close to my heart,” she said. “It’d mean a lot to me to see my borough become dementia-friendly where residents, businesses and services understand more about the illness.”

“By working together we can ensure people living with dementia feel included in the Haringey community and are able to access activities and services with confidence.”

Cllr Peter Morton, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for health and wellbeing said: “the Haringey Dementia Action Alliance will improve the lives of people living with dementia and the lives of their carers.”