A BOGNOR Regis service for those with dementia hopes to be in the frame when a £25,000 prize is awarded.
Frame of Mind is in eighth place in the quest for the money from this year’s Avivia Community Fund.
The unique community interest company for those with mental health problems, learning disabilities and dementia. It had 1,247 votes on Tuesday as it seeks the top prize in the health, disability and well-being category.
It needs to be in the top four to stand a chance of the cash. Ian Bates, of Frame of Mind, urged Post readers to back it. They can vote at www.avivq-community-fund until next Friday.
Ian said: “The £25,000 award will enable us to triple the number of people who can access the service for a year. This will give an extra 16 people with early onset dementia intensive one to one support for a day a week and, in turn, support the wellbeing of 16 carers and 64 friends and family.”
Extending the project and gathering further evidence of the value of the work carried out by the company will help it to secure longer term statutory funding. Frame of Mind, on the Arun Business Park, was founded by Theresa Bates, who has struggled with depression for more than 29 years. Its trainees learn picture framing, and ceramics.