INFORMATION events that showcase the new support service for people living with the effects of dementia are to take place in Craven.

The events are being run by Dementia Forward, and anyone whose lives have been affected by dementia, their families and carers as well as health and social care professionals are being encouraged to attend and find out about the free support and advice available.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention and Supported Housing, said: “Dementia Forward is a local charity that helps people living with dementia and their family, friends or carers to find out about the choices available to them following the diagnosis.

“They provide Information, advice and support through a wide range of local services, including a North Yorkshire Helpline; home visits from a trained dementia support advisor; signposting to other sources of help; education programmes and a range of wellbeing and social activities. The service is available to anyone living in North Yorkshire who is affected by dementia, from pre-diagnosis to end of life”.

Jill Quinn, chief executive of Dementia Forward, said: “We want to encourage people who are looking for dementia support to get in touch with us, and we also hope to hear from people who would like to volunteer with Dementia Forward.”

Information events will take place on Wednesday, May 29 at Looking Well Studios, King Street, Bentham between 1 pm and 3pm; and on Monday, June 3 at St Andrews’s Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton, between 1pm and 3pm.

For more information, contact the Dementia Forward Helpline on 03300 578592 or visit: