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News of Progress - Recognised Organisations

From an initial 'High Street' scheme targeting businesses and shops in Tavistock, we are now tackling a major issue for those with a dementia and their carers - that of social isolation and loneliness.  Organisations such as churches, the Golf Club, the Swim Centre and others are now actively involved and we hope many more will follow.  Some of the organisations recognised as being dementia-friendly are shown below.

Hansford Bell

Hansford Bell - Chartered Financial Planners

The first Business in Tavistock to become recognized as ‘Dementia-friendly’.

Pictured: owners:Stephen and Nicola Marker with Chris Palmer, Financial Planner and Tony Parker, Chairman of Alliance 

4hire taxis chris and tara panter 
4 Hire Taxis - Professional Taxi and Airport Transfer Service

Chris and Tara Panter of 4 Hire Taxis are pleased to join the community of businesses in Tavistock who have become a Dementia Friendly Business

 Specsavers Taviststock

Specsavers, Tavistock - Opticians, 

Specsavers staff having received Dementia Friends Training, means that the Tavistock branch of Specsavers is now recognised as dementia-friendly.

Tavistock launderette

Tavistock Launderette

Johnny and Tracey Hounsell (owners of Tavistock Laundrette), together with staff and facilitator Mandy Ewings, receiving their 'recognition' after dementia-friends awareness briefing in Tavistock. 

Rotary Club recogntion as dementia friendly

Tavistock Rotary Club were delighted to be recognised as a Dementia-Friendly organisation. 

Members of the Club and Chairman of the Alliance, Tony Parker are pictured presenting to the President of Rotary John Morton.

Tavistock Rotary Club is the first Rotary Club out of 1,850 Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland to achieve this status.

If you would like more information about the dementia-friendly community scheme or you represent any business or social organisation who wish to register with the Alliance please contact the Chairman of Tavistock Dementia Action Alliance, Tony Parker, on