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13 March 2017

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Hatters staff take part in Dementia training.

Once again this year, we're taking part in the Level Playing Field's 'Weeks of Action'

Throughout this week, we will be shining the spotlight on some of the fantastic initiatives that the Club have been working on to help encourage participation and inclusion for people with disabilities of all kinds. 

On Saturday for our match with Exeter, we will be welcoming a group of people living with Dementia to our largest executive box. All-too-often, people with less visible disabilities encounter discrimination and exclusion as a result of people's lack of understanding around these issues. Dementia is one such condition which can result in those people living with it to suffer negative experiences, whether it is at a football match or elsewhere. 

Ahead of the Saturday's match, a group of staff took part in a valuable 'Dementia Friends' training session, delivered by Sian Gilleard from the Alzheimers Society. The session gave the group an insight into many of the obstacles faced by people living with Dementia. It also provided some strategies for how colleagues within the Club can help make matchdays a far more positive experience for people living with Dementia.

The Club have agreed to host further sessions, to help Sian get the message out there within Luton. If any supporters would be interested in attending a similar session, please do get in touch

As part of the training, the group were shown the short video below, which gives an insight into how it feels to live with Dementia, and also how people's attitude to people with Dementia can make all the difference.

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