Churches are well placed to walk alongside members of the church family who are living with and are affected by dementia, and also to provide a warm welcome and a place of belonging to those beyond the church family in the community who are living with dementia as well as those caring for them.
Livability runs practical workshops for churches to help them become more dementia inclusive to people in their congregation and community.
Livability also offer a half day follow-up workshop, to provide the opportunity for churches to check in with one another, form networks and share experiences.
What our workshops help to achieve:
- Understand what dementia is, including types of dementia and symptoms. Moving beyond the medical model, we explore how dementia can often lead to social and spiritual isolation
- Draw information and understanding from theological resources and spiritual reflection
- Change the narrative on dementia from hopeless to hope-filled, finding our identity in Christ, rather than any cognitive impairment
- Start to develop a practical action plan for your church context.
Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities.