Ipswich mayor Roger Ferm gives law firm staff dementia training

The Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern

The Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern - Credit: Archant

Ipswich solicitors Gotelee have received dementia training from the mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern.

Roger Fern at Gotelee, Ipswich

Roger Fern at Gotelee, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Roger is a volunteer for Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance and is dementia champion for the charity.

He has a passion to involve as many Ipswich businesses and get them committed to being dementia friends.

The team of solicitors and support staff gave up their lunch hour to have some dementia training which included activities and games.

The training took an hour and covered the essential points that would assist a dementia client and their family. Staff that took part signed a commitment card to become dementia friends.

Peter Crix, head of the Wills and Probate team said:“Our solicitors are committed to supporting those living with dementia and their families so it is beneficial for all staff to have some training. Our staff can do little things and make a big difference. We pride ourselves on being a local firm and we enjoy doing our bit of the community.”

Roger Fern said:“Dementia affects so many of us directly or indirectly, so to have as many local services that are sympathetic and supportive of those living with dementia, really does make a big difference to them and their families. As a trained dementia champion, I have the ambition to assist in making Ipswich a dementia friendly town and change the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

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Roger will further train the Gotelee satellite offices staff who couldn’t attend the lunch at the Ipswich office.

The Hadleigh office became part of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance at the end of last year.

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