The Café is held at the Furnival, 199 Verdon Street every Wednesday 11am – 1pm.
It is inspired with the belief that living with Dementia can and should include joy in life and a sense of community. The Café welcomes anyone who feels they would benefit.
Among other things, we make each other welcome with drinks and biscuits, tell and listen to each others’ long stories, play dominoes and sometimes follow the rules, and share information.
We are also a resource for carers, including a range of communication methods: eg games, ways of framing conversation, music and more, demonstrations of possible approaches to care and a safe place for carers to talk.
Café Volunteers wanted
Thanks to a recent offer of funding we are in a position to recruit 4 new volunteers over the course of a year, and offer some training.
Tasks could include:
welcoming and serving,
giving undivided attention,
creative play and communication activities,
responding to problems,
potentially home visiting and demonstration work in residential care homes.
A respectful attitude to frail or elderly people is essential. Volunteers who have experience, skills or qualifications that relate to any of the tasks above would be most welcome. We can arrange a CRB check, which is necessary because of the vulnerability of the people who use the café.
If you are interested please call Nick on 07725 569 380.