New dementia support group launches in Hereford
A new social group is being set up in Hereford to meet the needs of those living with significant memory loss or moderate to severe dementia and their carers.
The service will be provided by Crossroads Care, a local charity set up to provide practical help, support and social opportunities to unpaid carers and those they care for.
In 2015 the charity was commissioned by Hereforshire Council to deliver a outcomes focused, Health and Wellbeing Service that provides a range of services from home visits and support planning to community events and days out..
Crossroads Care already runs a successful Active Living programme in the Forest of Dean and will be replicating this service in Hereford.
The group in Hereford will give people living with dementia the chance to take part in a range of stimulating activities in a calm and secure environment.
Claire Smeeth, Crossroads Care’s field services manager said "It gives people the chance to engage in stimulating activities as well as meeting friends. It also gives unpaid carers a break from their roles and gives them time to themselves."
Source: Hereford Times 9/11/16