Maghull Town Council Labour Group joins forces with Sefton Alzhe

Caroline Esterson

Maghull Town Council's controlling Labour Group will be hosting a dementia awareness event in Maghull Town Hall next month.

 

Sefton Alzheimer's Society will be setting up a stall in the town hall where people can drop in and find out more about dementia and the work the society does.

 

The Sefton branch of Alzheimer's Society is an organisation which has been set up to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in the borough.

 

Maghull Town Council leader, Labour's Cllr Caroline Esterson said dementia was a major concern for many people in Maghull.

 

Cllr Esterson said: "There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK. Over 17,000 of those are younger people.

 

"So dementia is a real issue for many people right here in our community.

 

"By bringing Sefton Alzheimer's Society to Maghull, we are giving people here affected by dementia, either as a carer or a sufferer, the chance to get advice on how to cope."

 

Sefton Alzheimer's Society experts will be on hand to provide private one to one advice sessions at the town hall on Tuesday, June 19.

 

Cllr Esterson said: "As well as having leaflets and other pamphlets available to take away, Sefton Alzheimer's Society have agreed to hold a drop in session for people to call in and speak to an expert in confidence.

 

"It fantastic that Sefton Alzheimer's Society are taking the time to come to Maghull to hold this event and speak to people in person.

 

"I'd like to thank them for coming along and I'd like to encourage anyone who would like advice or assistance, or anyone who would just like to find out more, to come along."

 

Sefton Alzheimer's Society will be at Maghull Town Hall on Tuesday, June 19.

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