DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUPS

Purpose:               

  • To help people living with early to mid-stage dementia

  • To live longer where they call home

  • To reduce levels of frustration

What we do:         

  • 5-hour weekly and 2-hour monthly group sessions (see group info)

  • Optional transport for weekly sessions

  • 2 course meal & drinks with 5 hour groups, light lunch for 2 hour group

  • Monthly day trip with 5 hour groups

  • Mental Stimulation

  • Physical Stimulation

Group Type:         

  • Generalist

(we do not do one thing, but include fun quiz, bowls, craft, talks, sports, singing, reminiscence, games and so much more)

GROUP INFORMATION

  • Monday          - Emley              - 10:00 - 15:00

  • Tuesday          - Kirkburton     - 10:00 - 15:00

  • Thursday        - Mirfield          - 10:00 - 15:00

  • Thursday        - Marsden        - 10:00 - 12:00 - monthly

  • Friday              - Emley             - 10:00 - 15:00

Transport available if required

Covid Secure:        

Infection control protocols in place to protect members, staff and volunteers

 

Carer Welcome:    

All carers are welcome to attend, at their discretion - we are very flexible

We have enough staff so that carers can have some time to themselves

QUOTES

“…I am happier now, which means I have patience to talk to me family again…”  member

“…mum changed after she joined the group, she isn’t as frustrated as before…” carer

“…no medication change, no routine change, it must be the group that has slowed down the progress of dementia…” clinician

"...when I am at the dementia group, I feel normal again..." member

"...it's the first time I've seen mum smile; I feel like I have her back..." carer of new member

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TEAM DDC

Employed              Yes

Freelance              No

Volunteer              Yes

All our staff undergo regular training, and in addition to our Basic Training which includes Health & Safety, First Aid, Safeguarding and Covid Awareness, our people will have specific training for their roles.

All staff                                      Dementia Staff                                  Driving staff  

Basic Training                            Dementia Team Training                    Driver Training

 

All of our training courses are fun and engaging. We have presented a range of learning platforms that include: classroom, online, videos and booklets.  We have optional additional training available for volunteers and employed, to boost their CV and prepare for other work.

Volunteers Welcome - Click Here to Register

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CHARGES

Sessional Cost:  

Marsden Cafe                       £5 

5-hour With Transport        £55

5-hour Without Transport  £50

Monthly Subscription:

With Transport                     £160

Without Transport               £130