Full House! CPFT bingo event packs them in

A lively event bringing together local carers of people with dementia took place in Burwell.

Full House! CPFT bingo event packs them in
24 September 2013

Musical Bingo event

Eyes down-Carer Joe Lucas  with his wife Pam, Ruth Youngs from CPFT and Jennifer Coadwell (right) playing musical bingo.

A lively event bringing together local carers of people with dementia took place in Burwell, Cambridge.

Visitors came to the musical bingo afternoon which was held by the Dementia Carers’ Support Service (DCSS), which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). The event was an opportunity for carers and cared for to have fun and meet people with similar experiences.

The DCSS is an innovative project that aims to link former carers with current carers of people with dementia. The volunteers are able to use their knowledge and experience to offer regular and consistent support as a befriender or buddy.

Fe Franklin, project co-ordinator said: “Being a carer can be very rewarding and can make a huge difference to a person’s life, but it can mean dealing with difficult and sometimes stressful situations. Talking to someone who has experienced similar situation can provide a huge support to the carers.”

For more information about the service or to find out about volunteering opportunities please click here. 

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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