Crossroads Care Surrey relaunch their Guildford Dementia Care Café

Crossroads Care Surrey, the leading provider of respite breaks to unpaid Carers in Surrey, is delighted to announce the relaunch of their Guildford Dementia Care Café. Crossroads Care Surrey’s Care Café chose the The Worplesdon and Burpham Cricket Club as it’s a light, bright and uplifting venue. It complements the new ethos of the Cafe which now has a Dementia Champion/ Trainer as its new Team Leader. There will be an educational focus so both the Carer and the cared for will have more of an understanding of how to maintain their wellbeing whilst living with Dementia.

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Photo caption: Lucia and Stephen D’Auria, Guildford Dementia Care Café clients.

The Café is for anyone who has any form of cognitive impairment including Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body, Parkinson’s, Stroke, head injury and early onset Dementia. Carers are invited to come along with the person with care needs between 12 – 2 pm on the 2nd Friday of every month. They will be asked for a donation of £5 per person (£10 per couple) which also includes a buffet lunch.

The official relaunch of the Care Café will take place on the 9th October, Crossroads Care Surrey are inviting Carers, the people for whom they care for and the local community to join them to celebrate the relaunch of their community based service.

Sheila Hargreave, Surrey Adult Clubs & Volunteer Co-ordinator, Crossroads Care Surrey, said “We are very excited about the relaunch of our Guildford Dementia Care Café. Our new venue provides a welcoming and inspiring environment where Carers and their loved ones can enjoy the company of people in similar situations, share their experiences and receive the support they deserve.” If you are a Carer who would be interested in attending please contact Sheila Hargreave on 07783018391.

Crossroads Care Surrey currently runs 14 Adults Social Clubs across Surrey, for adults with varying disabilities including dementia. All Clubs are available at a low cost to give Carers an extended, affordable break of up to 5 hours. They create a safe and welcoming environment where the person they care for can meet other people in a relaxed, social setting and enjoy meaningful activities which are specially tailored to each individual’s preferences. Attending a Club can help improve physical, mental and emotional well-being and reduce the sense of isolation that many feel.For more information or to book to attend a Club please contact Sheila Hargreave, email sheila.hargreave@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk or call 07783 018391.