The Quince Honey Farm team has become a dementia-aware company.
Through the global Purple Angel dementia awareness program, staff have learned to provide welcoming and understanding service to people with dementia.
Stephen and Christine Lock, Ambassadors for the global dementia awareness program Purple Angel, said: “We are very pleased to recognize Quince Honey Farm as a dementia conscious company.
“The staff have acquired the appropriate knowledge on how to recognize people with dementia and how to provide them with the appropriate assistance to enable them to fully enjoy their visit to South Molton’s main attraction.”
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Quince Honey Farm Attractions Manager Karen Jewell said: ‘Making sure all of our visitors feel comfortable is so important to us, and the training we have received will be invaluable in helping us do this. make people with dementia feel welcome at Quince Honey Farm.
“We are very proud to display the Purple Angel symbol in our storefront.”
The global Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Program was started in Torbay to educate local shop and service staff on how to understand people with dementia and offer support when needed.
It supports the principle that people with dementia have the right to enjoy a good quality of life and to be involved in their community. The program aims to challenge negative attitudes and increase awareness and understanding of the disease.
It has now inspired many similar projects all over the world. The Purple Angel is displayed in all outlets where such training has been completed.
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