Date issued: 9 November 2020
Colchester Borough Council will be running free Domestic Abuse and Dementia Awareness sessions as part of national Inter Faith Week.
Inter Faith Week runs from 8 – 14 November 2020 and aims to highlight the good work done by local faith, inter faith and faith-based groups and organisations.
The council has joined forces with J9* to deliver the online Domestic Abuse Awareness Training session for local faith groups.
The training will take place online on Friday 13 November at 2pm. It is intended to raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse. The training aims to ensure that groups are equipped to respond appropriately and effectively.
A special session has also been arranged by the council in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and the Essex Faith & Communities Group, on Wednesday 11 November at 2.30pm.
The session aims to help stakeholders get a better understanding of how dementia impacts upon people. It will equip them on how to help meet the needs of a person affected by dementia and on how to share understanding within faith communities.
Councillor Mike Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Communities, Wellbeing and Public Safety, said: “We are pleased to be able to help facilitate these important awareness sessions for local faith groups.
“Inter Faith Week helps to celebrate diversity and acknowledges the significant contribution these groups make to local communities.”
ARU & the Mid Essex Inter Faith Forum will also be running a fun online Inter faith quiz.