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25.05.2016

New service for working age or younger people living with dementia

Community Connections would like to announce the launch of a new service aimed at working age or younger people living with dementia.

Cambridge Road café group

Thursday 26th May 2016

Huddersfield Chinese Community Centre

Claremont Road, Huddersfield

12.00 midday – 4.00pm

People living with young onset dementia require dedicated age appropriate services able to meet their needs and expectations, which are often different to many services tailored towards older persons. This often means they find themselves between the “gaps” between the majority of services provided. The aim of this new service is to try and fill this “gap”.

Fundamental to the ethos of the project is to equip all the users with a sense of ownership and investment in the group, with the ability to shape it and direct it so that it develops and grows and is tailored to meet their needs and desires.

The group will be based in the Chinese Community Centre on Claremont Road adjacent to the Cambridge Road car park, close to the town centre in Huddersfield. The initial launch date for the centre is Thursday 26th May 2016 and will initially be open from 12 noon to 4 pm. We will offer a once weekly activity centre / social centre/ café style environment and as the project grows we will be extending the range of services on offer and the times for providing them.

The vision for the centre is for it to provide a base to offer relevant activities and a place to maintain and develop skills, interests, and hobbies etc. It will be a place for social interaction and stimulation and help to maintain independence and quality of life.

There will also be an opportunity for carers and families and friends to offer a peer support network and cultivate a sense of community.

Members and family will have the option to access specialist advice and be signposted to other relevant services.

There will be modest fee charged for session attendance and to cover the cost of refreshments and a light meal, sandwiches or similar.

A team of staff and volunteers have the passion and commitment together with other partners to provide this much needed service to enable all users to continue to live well as valuable members of our communities.

For more information please contact;

Deborah Wild. Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager

Yorkshire Children’s Centre

Deborah.wild@yccuk.org.uk

01484 519988.

Or

Adrian Ellwood

Dementia Project Worker

adrian.ellwood@yccuk.org.uk

01484 519988.

For volunteer opportunities for this and our other projects please contact;

Kelle.myers@yccuk.org.uk

01484 519988

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