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How a Worcester care home cafe will brew up another vital level of dementia suppport

Rob George 29th Apr, 2022

CARE HOME bosses at a newly-opened Worcester site have revealed it will become the second venue to host a dementia café in the city.

From Tuesday (April 26) The Belmont will host a dementia café every two weeks from 10.30am to midday in a bid to welcome the wider community and offer support for those in Worcester who are living, or know someone living with dementia.

The Worcester Warriors Community Foundation first set up their dementia café at Sixways in 2017, with the aim of providing a space for people within the community to meet, share support and get to know one another.

In addition to the dementia café, the home is also hosting an interactive dementia session on Tuesday (May 3), run by Paul Gaskell, director of wellbeing and dementia services.

Home manager Sandie Preece, said: “We are so excited to be supporting with an additional dementia café in partnership with everyone at the foundation, we look forward to supporting families and those living with dementia and hosting these regular opportunities to help visitors meet new friends, get support and above all have fun in a relaxed setting.”

Carol Hart, foundation CEO of Warriors Community Foundation, said: “The Warriors Community Foundation is delighted to expand its service provision for people living with dementia.

“Since our start up café based at Sixways Stadium began in 2017, we have seen an increase in need for the type of service we offer.

“We are now in a position to offer this service to more people out in the community alongside partners such as The Belmont.

“The Belmont has second to none facilities and we can’t wait to start delivering our fun and engaging programme of activity to their residents and the wider community at absolutely no cost.”

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