Drop in at dementia-friendly café in Cambridge

Join our Dementia Carers' Support Service at Sainsbury's for new monthly meetings

Drop in at dementia-friendly café in Cambridge
30 December 2014

A new group has been launched in Cambridge to help people living with dementia and those who care for them.

The idea is a joint initiative involving the Dementia Carers’ Support Service, which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and Sainsbury’s in Coldhams Lane.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month and the next meeting is taking place at the supermarket’s café on Tuesday, 6 January between 2pm and 4pm.

Volunteers from the Dementia Carers’ Support Service will be there to welcome visitors, and free drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be on offer, along with the chance to win flowers and chocolates.

Tricia Worsnip, volunteer with the service, said: “We hope this group will be great a chance for people living with dementia, or caring for someone with dementia, to get together. Dementia can often leave people feeling isolated so this is an opportunity to meet on a regular basis.

“The staff at Sainsbury’s in Coldhams Lane have been wonderfully supportive. They recently received training in dementia awareness and wanted to do something more to help the local community.

“The café manager, Sian Grice, has been brilliant in helping make this happen. The café is an ideal place because it’s a community space and not a day centre or a hospital. We hope that many friendships will be made through this group.”

Sian said: “It’s great that the café can be used for something like this. Dementia is something which affects many people and we are really pleased to be able to support the group.”

For further information about the dementia-friendly group, or more details about the Dementia Carers’ Support Service including how to become a volunteer, contact Sally Kitchin, Project Coordinator for the Dementia Carers' Support Service by emailing: sally.kitchin@cpft.nhs.uk or call 01353 652092.

Pictured above are Sally Kitchen (left) and Fe Franklin from the Dementia Carers' Support Service with Sainsbury's café manager Sian Grice

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk 
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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