Unite - Carers in Mid Devon

 

SUPPORT FOR CARERS OF THOSE WITH DEMENTIA


Forget Me Not Memory Cafe                


The cafe provide a meeting place for people with dementia and their Carers 

and is run by Unite Carers in conjunction with the Mental Health Team.


Our aim is to provide a comfortable environment for people with memory problems and their Carers to enjoy a social afternoon together and to allow informal discussion with others in a similar position. Staff from the Older People’s Mental Health Team and representatives of Unite Carers are usually available to talk to. A therapist is often available to give relaxing massages.


The atmosphere of the cafe is informal and it is entirely up to those attending to join in with therapy or relaxation sessions. The cafes is held at:


Tiverton and Cullompton area at HospisCare, Post Hill, Tiverton 

from 2.30 to 4.30, on the first and third Tuesday of each month.




The Oasis Group Meetings


These are morning groups for Carers of those with dementia; set up so that these Carers can meet without the people they care for, to discuss topics of particular interest to them.  The Tiverton group meet at Lodgehill House Hotel, Ashley, Tiverton, for coffee and a chat on the 2nd Thursday of the month. The Culm Valley group meet at The Hub @ The Integrated Centre in Cullompton on the 3rd Wednesday and the Bampton group meet every Tuesday at the Swan in Bampton. All the meetings start at 10.30am


The groups are organised to enable Carers to share and exchange ideas for  managing their lives and to access answers to common difficulties through informed professionals. It is principally a support and self-help group.

                                                                                                                                    


Talks and short courses for Carers


We have arranged these from time to time to help Carers with their caring role.

These have included advice about the progression of the disease.

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HOW TO CONTACT US


Carers may come in to the office for advice or to talk to us about difficulties or problems between 10am - 1pm on weekdays.


AT OUR OFFICE:

2 Bridge Street, Tiverton

Devon, EX16 5LY.


BY TELEPHONE:

01884 257511 

There is an answerphone service for messages outside office hours.


BY EMAIL: info@unitemd.org.uk


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UNITE - CARERS IN MID DEVON

Charity Number 1099188              

Company Number 4779388