At a packed session at Finchley Memorial Hospital today with over 50 members which included some new members, we had a talk from Sarah Perrin, Prevention and Wellbeing Service Manager from Adults and Communities London Borough of Barnet.
She talked about strengths based practise which means "how adult social care is delivered" in Barnet. A strengths based approach is about supporting people to focus on what is working well and how to build upon their own strengths. Sarah also talked about Preventative Support Services and information and advice sessions held at Care Space's, which is in addition to what Barnet is already providing such as home visits.
One of the points Sarah mentioned which was received with interest by the members was that at Copthall Leisure Centre, Dementia Friendly swimming sessions will be starting for people with dementia and their carers from 28th Feb 2017.
Thanks also to Melvyn our volunteer and some of the carers for stepping in to help in this busy session today.