999 What’s Your Emergency: Happy ending for Sheffield lady living with dementia

An 86-year-old Sheffield resident who lives with dementia made her TV debut this week on Channel 4’s programme 999 What’s Your Emergency.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 1:44 pm

In the programme, which is focusing on South Yorkshire Police at the moment, Norma Cutts is helped home by police officers after becoming lost.

She is spotted looking confused and disorientated while trying to make her own way home by a stranger, who calls for police assistance.

Since the clip was filmed Norma has moved to live at Horizon Care’s Wood Hill Grange, a family run care home near Pitsmoor which cares for people living with dementia.

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Norma Cutts, who lives at Wood Hill Grange
Norma Cutts, who lives at Wood Hill Grange

The staff at the care home have spoken out after the episode aired to reassure the public that Norma is settling in well to her new home.

Donal McFadden, Manager, Wood Hill Grange said: “I watched Norma on TV and the staff and I just really wanted all the viewers of 999: What’s Your Emergency to know that Norma is safe, happy and well living at Wood Hill Grange.

"It is a real privilege to care for people like Norma who are living with dementia.

"We know that dementia can be heartbreaking for people and their families. We want the people of Sheffield to know that at Wood Hill Grange we are always able to offer advice, support and a safe place to stay for anyone in the community struggling and living with dementia.”