Danish delegates visit Havering to learn about dementia services

PUBLISHED: 09:50 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 07 March 2018

Danish delegates who visited havering to learn from the council’s award winning dementia services with the Mayor of Havering councillor Linda Van den Hende (centre left). Photo: Veronica Beserve

Danish delegates who visited havering to learn from the council’s award winning dementia services with the Mayor of Havering councillor Linda Van den Hende (centre left). Photo: Veronica Beserve


Danish delegates visited Havering to learn from the council’s award winning dementia services.

More than 15 delegates met with the Havering Dementia Alliance on Thursday (March 1) to understand how the borough supports residents and carers.

Alongside the Mayor of Havering, councillor Linda Van den Hende, the delegates toured Romford Care Centre, Harold Hill and St Francis Hospice, to see how the borough has developed dementia friendly environments.

Councillor Wendy Brice-Thompson, Cabinet member for adult social services and health, said:“We are very proud that the Danish delegation chose to visit Havering.

“The council has worked hard to create a dementia friendly community through the establishment of the Havering Dementia Alliance back in 2012.

“We now have over 90 members, including major retail outlets, GP practices, Thames Chase, Queen’s Theatre and St Francis Hospice.

“This collaboration aims to support the lives of those living with dementia and their carers.”

Latest Romford News Stories


A shop in Upminster was robbed by two men with a 15-inch knife and a hammer.


A number of egg-citing events are set to take place in Romford town centre over the Easter weekend.

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has cancelled a planned strike for next Wednesday.


School engagement programmes and start-up training centres are some of the commitments a major development company has made, alongside a contract to create more than 3,000 new homes in Havering.


A man accused of stabbing a 28-year-old drug addict to death, told the Old Bailey yesterday, Monday, March 19, there was no money in killing someone, and it was “crazy” to think he would commit such a crime days after his release from jail.

Yesterday, 17:00

Sea cadets were welcomed to celebrate the 80th birthday of the HMS Belfast with a special anniversary weekend.

Yesterday, 15:00

An English teacher who has dreamed of becoming a writer since she was a child, has released her first novel, centred around love, friendship and parenting.

Yesterday, 13:00

Great English landscape designer Humphry Repton died 200 years ago this week. Local historian Georgina Green looks at his life and connections to the area


Fed up with haggling on people’s drives over a used car, only to find out later it’s on its last legs?

Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now