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Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance launches “Let’s Talk” with Toolwire’s Experiential Learning solution

New Interactive tools to bridge the communication gap between people with Dementia and their professional carers or family


Pleasanton, CA and London, UK – Friday 6th December 2013 – Toolwire today announced that Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance has launched a new range of online Learning tools to help users develop essential skills in communicating with people living with Dementia. The series of digital media simulations called “Let’s Talk” provides professional carers and family or friends to immerse themselves in real life situations and to see first-hand the results of their decisions or actions.

Let’s Talk provides emotional context to the textual or factual information about Dementia. It addresses issues such as using the correct body language, how to position yourself when speaking to someone with Dementia and how best to communicate to determine a more positive outcome with every day activities. The tool is accessible for free through The Learning Location website which is open to individual carers, families, professional staff and organisations looking for relevant information, guides and training support.

New scheme holds the key to keeping vulnerable adults safe

New scheme holds the key to keeping vulnerable adults safe

Monday, 2 December

A new scheme aimed at keeping vulnerable adults in Norfolk safe is proof that sometimes simple ideas are the best.

The ‘Key to Keep You Safe’ scheme has been launched by the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board, which includes representatives from Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Constabulary and local health organisations. Key fobs have been produced which have the 24-hour Norfolk County Council phone number to report adult social services emergencies (0344 800 8020) printed on one side. On the other side, there is space for an ‘in case of emergencies’ number, which could belong to a relative or friend, to be filled in.

The key fobs are targeted at vulnerable adults who may have, for example, decreased mobility, poor memory or who may get easily distracted and confused. They can be attached to a key ring and if people carrying one become distressed or have a fall, the key fob will allow members of the public to quickly get in touch with both a personal contact and professionals who will be able to help.

Ten thousand key fobs have been produced, fully funded by partners of the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board, and some have already been distributed to people who may benefit from them.

Norfolk’s army of ‘critically important’ volunteers

Care minister Norman Lamb praised the efforts of volunteers in enriching people’s lives as he opened a new charity hub in Norwich.


How YOU can become a friend in need

A Friend in Need is a campaign run by the Norwich Evening News and Voluntary Norfolk to increase the number of volunteer befrienders in the city.

It aims to reduce loneliness and isolation among vulnerable people by pairing them with volunteers, and was launched after the tragic death of a Lakenham man in January 2012, who may have been dead for months before being discovered.