Cafés serving up support for people with dementia

Cafés serving up support for people with dementia

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They will take place at the following venues:

·         Café at Linden House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, first Tuesday of the month, 10am-noon

·         Wednesfield Community Hub Café, Well Lane, Wednesfield, second Tuesday of the month, 10am-noon

·         Beautiful Memories Café, Bob Jones Community Hub, Bromley Street, Blakenhall, second Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm

·         Pendeford Medical Centre, Whitburn Close, Pendeford, third Tuesday of the month, 2pm-4pm

·         Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton, third Thursday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm

·         Memory Lane Café, East Park Methodist Church, Brooklands Parade, last Thursday of the month, 10am-noon.

Two cafés are being held during Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 15-21 May, 2016. They will be at Pendeford Medical Centre on Tuesday 17 May from 2pm-4pm and Molineux Hotel Building on Thursday 19 May from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Councillor Elias Mattu, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “There are an estimated 3,600 people living with dementia in Wolverhampton, and we want to help them to understand the daily challenges they and their carers face and to access services which can support them.

“Nearly 100 people attend these cafés every month, and as a result are gaining a better understanding not only of dementia and how it can affect them, but also of the support that is available to help them live with the condition.

“This is just one way in which we’re creating a dementia-friendly city which is welcoming and supportive of people living with dementia and their families.”

The cafés are open to anyone living with dementia and their carers, appointments are not necessary and people don’t need to be referred to the service.

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