At Enable2 CIC we are committed to giving back to our communities. In June and September this year we funded 6  mini workshops. They took place at Horton Park Health Centre in Bradford to support carers of individuals with dementia. More sessions are set for 2018…

Communication is key for us at Enable2; we provide interpreters and translations in over 100 languages throughout public, private and third sector settings. These types of programmes enable us to give back to those who really need our support.

How did this come about? We heard about the Empowered Conversations work that was started by another social enterprise 6 Degrees CIC and decided to fund two sets of sessions for family carers at the Carers Hub, run by Bradford District Care Trust.

Our Social Return Manager Helen Hoyle quotes: “As a social enterprise, we are always keen to work with other social enterprises. Our profits support community projects in the areas in which we work – and the Empowered Conversations courses really compliment the work that we do.

The Empowered Conversations workshop

“Both myself and other team members at Enable2 have had personal experience of dementia, so although this course was put on for the Carers Hub – as a team we also felt the benefit – I have already been using the techniques that we were taught.

“We always knew that we wanted to do something to support people living with dementia and their loved ones, so teaming up with Empowered Conversations was really important to us.

 “We had ten people on each course, it went really well, people enjoyed meeting other carers and sharing experiences as well as learning the techniques to better enjoy the company of loved ones with dementia. We hope to work with Empowered Conversations again in the future.”

The Sequel, which includes music therapy is set to take place on the 10th, 17th and 24th January in Keighley.

Dr Phil McEvoy, managing director of 6 Degrees, said: “We are delighted that Enable2 commissioned the Empowered Conversations course and it was great working  with another social enterprise that shares our values.”

Want to Find Out More?

For more information on Empowered Conversations and communications training for carers of people living with dementia, please visit http://empowered-conversations.co.uk. If you believe this session would benefit you or somebody you know please do not hesitate to get in contact via the website to find out more.