Tonbridge dementia site offers one-stop shop with funds from fraudsters

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THE team behind the town’s Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) have set up a website designed to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for people who are living with dementia or who have just received a diagnosis and ‘don’t know where to begin’.

The site was created with financial support from Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, who came to a DFC meeting to discuss the issue of people living with dementia being taken advantage of by scammers and rogue traders.

The commissioner’s office runs a fund to support community groups who were focused on crime prevention. Mr Scott is committed to making offenders pay for the harm they cause so he created the Communities Together Fund to reinvest this money in places they harmed.

DFC Chair Chris Parker said: “We are so grateful to the PCC for his enormous support. We plan to turn this website into a hub of information for those members of our community who live with dementia, those who care for them and those for whom a new diagnosis has left them in turmoil.

“Tonbridge is a wonderful, caring community and we can use this website to illustrate all that is being done in dementia care and support, available local services and advice.”

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