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Carers

Our physical Carers' Cafe has been suspended due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

We now run a Zoom for Carers 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. We can even provide a tablet computer on loan to help you access these sessions.

 

Dementia Carers' Cafe

We started to run a Carers' Cafe at Haslingden Community Link, specifically aimed at those Carers who care for someone living with dementia.

This was originally a pilot, funded through NHS East Lancashire's Prescription for Wellbeing.


Carers have a tough time and the Carers' Cafes aims to provide social time with other carers who may be experiencing similar challenges, or who can offer advice or tips.

Each Café session has a theme and provides information, which we hope will be useful, together with time for socialising.


The Carers' Café is run by our Trustee Rachel Yates Hoyles, who has many years of experience working with and improving the lives of  people living with dementia and their carers.

When we meet in person, Carers are able to bring the person they care for with them as the Café runs at the same time as our Craft Group and Men's Shed sessions. 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 very welcome.