Here at Nottingham Forest Community Trust we are committed to improving the health and well-being of our community, delivering responsive and multi-functional programmes that tackle a range of identified and emerging public health challenges. Recently, two of our Head Coaches Hannah Bloomfield and Alex Toplis participated in and completed Dementia training with the Alzheimer’s Society initiative, Dementia Friends. This training will be key in enabling us to help even more people in our Community.
Following the recent Dementia training, we have also entered into a partnership with several of the leading sports clubs in Nottinghamshire to get on board with Trent Bridge Community Trust’s ‘Forget me Notts’ programme. The programme which has been running for two years holds sessions to encourage people living with Dementia to be active and also give their carers a ‘well-earned break’. The partnership also involves Nottingham Rugby, the National Ice Centre, and Edwalton Golf Club (See the full programme list with dates and times below). Nottingham Forest Community Trust’s involvement will include sessions held locally based around football skills and walking football ran by qualified and dementia trained coaches.
Richie Holmes, Head of Operations at Nottingham Forest Community Trust, said “We have done a lot of work with people with disabilities and mental health issues, and we’re keen to expand our work to include those with dementia, this is a great opportunity to start doing that.”
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