An NRS Healthcare Community Engagement Lead has been out and about in London helping people learn more about the services available to support them.

Sangeeta Bahra attended a busy Dementia Wellbeing Day on Tuesday 5th March, organised by the London Borough of Hillingdon with more than 70 people going along to find out more about services and activities available for residents living with dementia, and their carers.

She was joined by the Carers Trust Hillingdon, Taiyaba Zeria and Madhuri Kotecha from the Alzheimer's Society, Kelly Mattoo and Sukhneet Badwal from Age UK and Sarah Durner Hillingdon Council.

She also recently attended the Alzheimer’s Society Hammersmith and Fulham Memory Café, a monthly event for people with dementia and their carers to share experiences, enjoy a warm drink and access information. It was held at St Vincents, a care home specialising in dementia care, and visitors were also treated to some country music.

Sangeeta also had the opportunity to meet with residents and join in with the activities at Age UK Hillingdon’s Cognitive Café which included playing card games, Triominoes, flash cards, arts and crafts. The event helps people with their cognitive stimulation and coordination and proved to be a lot of fun. She also had the chance to meet Kel Mach, a Dementia Advisor with Age UK.

Sangeeta said:

“It is important for NRS Healthcare to be seen in the community to raise awareness of our services and how to return equipment when it is no longer needed. NRS is committed to adding social value back into the community and help strengthen relationships with the community. We regularly meet with stakeholders from organisations such as the Carers Trust, Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society to collaborate, share ideas and continuously enhance NRS services.”