Taxi drivers at Apollo Taxis based in the town centre have just received dementia awareness training – the first taxi company in Wrexham to organise this training for their staff. 🙂
The one hour session was delivered by Bev Larkins, a Dementia Champion and Member of Wrexham’s Dementia Friendly Communities Steering Group, at their premises in Charles Street.
Joss Thomas, Specialist Officer for licensing said: “Taxi drivers are the eyes and ears of our streets. They are often in a position to help those with dementia and to be even more aware of what that person is going through has to be a good thing. I’d like to thank them all for taking part, particularly as this is a voluntary session and is not required for their licence conditions, and for recognising the significant role they can play in safeguarding our communities.”
Debbie Belton, Office Manager, said: “The session was really interesting and very helpful. We all feel better knowing we can help make a difference in a person’s life. The session took about an hour and I’d encourage other organisations who play similar roles in the community as we do to take part.”
If you would like to organise dementia awareness training for your staff then just email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature photo shows: Wayne Hughes, WCBC, Debbie Belton, Office Manager, Apollo drivers Gary Goodwin, Christopher Edwards, Piotr Nartowski, andAndrew Doughty and Bev Larkin, WCBCSIGN ME UP NOW