Social Sense and Gold Key Media are teaming up to bring some much-needed cheer to carers and residents across Greater Manchester in the form of hundreds of complimentary lifestyle magazines.
The magazines – spanning a range of interests and popular titles – are the first of a number of free exclusives being delivered through the newly launched Greater Moments app – a platform designed to improve life experiences for those with Dementia, their Carers and family members.
Despite much of the real world being ‘locked down’ the app enables the continued connection of people through a series of virtual group activities, of which there are currently more than 80 listed and free to attend.
The effects on wellbeing and quality of life are measured and all local services are evaluated in the form of a ratings system, enabling top performing ones to be recognised and those needing support to be assisted.
Over the coming months it is hoped that real world activities such as choir and craft groups will return, however for now the focus is on delivery of a different kind.
Managing Director of Social Sense Gary Lovatt says :
“Our ambition from the start with Greater Moments is to help residents make the most of everything on offer within our region and to celebrate what is possible for individuals and families after a diagnosis of dementia.
Current circumstances mean we’re adjusting our activity – however our commitment to measurably improve lives by connecting people through the app remains and strengthens”.
Commenting on the scheme Managing Director Chris Horn from Gold Key Media says.
“When we were told about the Greater Moments project we immediately thought it was an admirable and honourable cause that we wanted to support.
We have a proud record of working in partnership with Greater Manchester business leaders and feel happy that in some way we are able to bring some light relief to brighten a few lives across the region”.
Greater Moments is a trailblazing innovation project commissioned by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
If your organisation would like to offer similar in kind or other forms of support to stimulate activity through the app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
The Partnership comprises all the NHS organisations and local authorities in Greater Manchester, including Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, representatives from primary care, NHS England, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, Healthwatch, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
The Partnership’s aim is to see the greatest and fastest improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people of Greater Manchester. Under our unique Taking Charge devolution deal the Partnership brings together the leadership, decision-making and long-term planning needed to achieve this goal.
About Dementia United
Dementia United is the Greater Manchester programme for dementia. It aims to make our region the best place to live if you have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia. dementia-united.org.uk/
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