Know Dementia: Education, Advice & Support, Sussex, UK

Support for people living with a dementia and their carers.

Haywards Heath School Girl Aglaia Raises Funds

The lovely Aglaia from Haywards Heath has now raised over £150 for Know Dementia by selling cakes, books and other bits and pieces at her school. Thank you so much Aglaia, the money raised will be used to support our Haywards Heath Memory Moments Cafe. The Cafe is held on the 1st Saturday of the month at the Town Hall from 2pm to 4pm.

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Memory Moments Cafe Co-ordinator Jobs Available

Know Dementia, a Sussex based charity, currently manage five Cafes in High Weald Lewes and Havens with two  more opening later in the year.  These cafes provide a friendly meeting place for people living with dementia and their supporter.  The cafes offer stimulation through social interaction, activities and entertainment and are run by a Cafe Co-ordinator reporting to the Area Co-ordinator.

We wish to recruit two Cafe Co-ordinators to facilitate cafes in the following areas:

– Uckfield, Ticehurst and Crowborough

– Buxted, Newick and Ringmer

with the flexibility to provide cover for holidays and sickness.

This is a fixed term contract of 15 hours per week for 12 months at a salary of £7,800 PA plus travel expenses and pro rata holidays based on 20 days plus statutory holidays where applicable.

WE NEED FROM YOU:

Experience of working/caring for people with a dementia and/or other vulnerable adults

Ability to design and facilitate stimulating activities 

Full driving licence and serviceable vehicle plus use of a computer

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

Able to work independently as well as a team player

Able to work in a confidential environment 

 

Please send a covering letter and CV, marked confidential, showing how your relevant values and behaviours would benefit our clients to:

 

Jennie Morrison-Cowan

Trustee, Know Dementia

Unit 6 & 7 Henfield Business Park,

Shoreham Road, Henfield

BN5 9SL

Tel. 01273 494300

Close date for applications:  4 September 2017                                  Interview date:   13 September 2017 in Uckfield

 

Carers Week 2017

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Time For Carers Special Event organised by Know Dementia and Senior Citizens Forum

To mark Carers Week 2017 we got together with the Meridian Mature Citizens Forum to organise a free drop-in event for carers and the people they care for to get information and support from a host of local and national charities, groups and organisations in the Main Hall at the Meridian Centre on Wednesday 14th June.  It also gave carers an opportunity to meet other carers whilst enjoying the sounds of the Sundown Ukulele Band.  The event was a great success.

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Bike Ride Challenge

Well done Bob and family for completing the 21 mile bike ride in the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride on Sunday! Over a £1000 raised for Know Dementia which is amazing. Thank you to Bob’s team and all who supported them. Photo taken before the bike ride so all looking nice and fresh then!

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Walking Moments – Old Vicarage Walk

The day was damp and grey, though the sun came out just as we were leaving. The back garden at the Old Vicarage is quite magical, though on a steep slope. It has a number of hidden areas to discover, not least a tree house with a couple of entrances, one obvious, one not so. Spring flowers were massed in the lowest part of the garden, snowdrops in abundance in many places.  There were stepping stones through a Japanese garden and through the winter colour.  I even came across tulips in full flower. Also a variety of sculpture and coloured metal work used to create decorative seating and  a lovely hand rail.  Plenty of places to rest weary limbs and stop and stare.

The tea room serves magnificent cakes and is thus very popular, so we ended up driving to Squires Garden Centre for refreshments.  When we arrived at the Old Vicarage, I went past the church to turn around and found a car park!  At £5 entry to the gardens, it is well worth another visit a little later in the year when protected plants are unwrapped.

Thank you Christine for your account of the visit. 

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Walking Moments

Know Dementia Sunday ‘Moments’  – informal meeting up for a Walk and refreshments. 

The next Sunday Moment will be on Sunday 26th February. 

Walk at the National Garden Schemes Open Gardens this coming Sunday.

The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington, Sussex RH20 4AS

Directions:

2½m E of Storrington, 4m W of Steyning. From Washington r’about on A24 take A283 to Steyning. 500yds R to Washington. Pass Frankland Arms, R to St Mary’s Church.

Gardens of 3½ acres set around 1832 Regency house (not open). The front, formally laid out with topiary, wide lawn, mixed border, and contemporary water sculpture. The rear, features new and mature trees from C19, herbaceous borders, water garden and stunning uninterrupted views of the North Downs. Also Japanese garden with waterfall and pond.

The garden is open from 11.00am until 3.30pm., Admission is £5.00 per person – for this walk there is funding available for up to 20 entries which will be on a first come first served basis.   

Meet Christine and Will at 11.00 at the entrance if you want to take advantage of the free entry .  There are drinks and snacks and a tea room at the house otherwise please decide amongst yourselves if you want to have lunch in the pub in Washington afterwards or up the road at The Old Barn garden centre – or somewhere else!