Rugeley and Cannock firefighters have joined together in a new initiative which offers support to people in the local area who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia.
"This new initiative gives us a great opportunity to meet with vulnerable people in the local community who, without this kind of project we wouldn’t have necessarily had have the opportunity to meet. "
The new initiative involves firefighters meeting support volunteers and also people who suffer from Alzheimer's to offer information to help keep them safe in their homes. At the monthly MASE, ‘Alzheimer's Support Evenings’ firefighters will also be taking referrals for home fire risk checks.
Rugeley Firefighter Mark Downes commented: “The first session took place at St Josephs Hall in Rugeley on Tuesday evening. There was a great turn out and it was very successful."
Elaine Dunlop, Co-ordinator of the event said: “We are very proud to have launched the MASE in Rugeley. We have a fantastic team of volunteers who are always dependable with a smile and who will always spend time with the people that attend the sessions.”
The events are expected to be held once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7pm until 9pm at St Josephs Hall in Rugeley. For more information about the Alzheimer's sessions please contact Elaine Dunlop on 01785 823110 or Daphne Sharp on 01785 211140.