Our physical Carers' Cafe has been suspended due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
We now run a weekly Zoom for Carers every Friday to keep in touch, share ideas and information and meet socially.
Please contact us if you would like to join others who care for someone living with dementia - we would love to help you keep in touch and make new friends.
Dementia Carers' Cafe
We will be running a Carers' Cafe at Haslingden Community Link, specifically aimed at those Carers who care for someone living with dementia.
This is a pilot, funded through NHS East Lancashire's Prescription for Wellbeing and we are working alongside another local group - Friends Reminisce, to support carers.
Carers have a tough time and the Carers' Cafes aim to provide social time with other carers who may be experiencing similar challenges, or who can offer advice or tips.
Each Cafe session will have a theme and provide information, which we hope will be useful.
There will also be plenty of time for a brew, cake and a chat.
The Carers' Cafe will be run by Rachel Yates-Hoyles, who has many years of experience working with and improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
Carers who would like to bring the person they care for with them are able to do so - the Cafe runs at the same time as our Craft Group and Men's Shed session, so they are welcome to join in the activities on offer and won't be too far away.
The Carers' Cafe is free to attend and you will be made welcome.