Celebrating National Dementia Carers' Day

Staff, volunteers and carers from CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service (DCSS) held a special tea party at the weekend to celebrate a national awareness day.

Celebrating National Dementia Carers' Day
Celebrating National Dementia Carers' Day
15 September 2014

Staff, volunteers and carers from CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service (DCSS) held a special tea party at the weekend to celebrate a national awareness day.

National Dementia Carers’ Day is a UK-wide awareness day (14 September), falling within World Alzheimer’s Month. There are currently 800,000 people today living with dementia, many of whom are cared for by loved ones, friends and other important people in their lives. This army of dementia carers hold a wealth of untapped, innovative knowledge.

To celebrate National Dementia Carers' Day, DCSS held a special afternoon of events on 14 September at the Mandeville Hall, Burwell. The fun included musical bingo and tea. The day ended with a raffle and our picture shows volunteer Daisy Meakins giving a prize to Doris Inwood, who cares for her husband. Everyone had a great time singing along to the musical bingo and enjoyed themselves with the full afternoon tea!

DCSS is always looking for new volunteers for its service. It provides support for carers of people with dementia throughout the journey of their caring role. This is achieved by linking current carers of people with dementia with those who already have first-hand carer experience. These experienced carers are a befriender or buddy and become Dementia Carers’ Support Volunteer (DCSV).

For further information about the event, or to get more information about what the DCSS can offer, 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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