Pools underlined their commitment to working with those living with dementia in our community by signing a Dementia Friendly Charter on Saturday.
Club Chairman Gary Coxall was joined by Andrew Ball from Alzheimer’s Society in signing the Charter, which was also witnessed by several guests from Dementia Friendly Hartlepool and Alzheimer’s Society.
Earlier this season, the Club organised a Dementia Friends session at the stadium which helped give key staff the information required to help them better serve Pools fans living with dementia.
At the weekend, Pools went the next step by formalising their commitment to making a difference by pledging to extend their support to people with dementia on matchdays and beyond.
“We’re really pleased to sign this Charter and make people aware that Hartlepool United is truly a dementia friendly environment,” explained Coxall.
“The Charter pledges a series of measures to help us better meet the needs of supporters who are living with dementia and promote the good work that Alzheimer’s Society are doing.”
Michael Evans (who plays H’Angus the Monkey) recently became a Dementia Friends Champion and the Club is planning to hold sessions where he can pass on information to as many other people as possible.
The Alzheimer’s Society has a target of four million Dementia Friends in the coming years so keep your eyes open for sessions being held at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium in the near future.
Andrew Ball from Alzheimer’s Society commented: “There are over 850,000 people living with dementia, our aim is to create communities that make daily living and activities easier and more accessible to people living with dementia.
“By committing to a Dementia Friendly Charter, Hartlepool United are top of the league by supporting people with dementia to enjoy matchdays as much as they always have prior to a diagnosis.”
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