Alcester Café is a drop-in café, held twice weekly, dedicated to help support people with memory problems / dementia, their families, carers, former carers and interested professional people.
Run on a weekly basis, every Tuesday and Friday (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day) from 10.30am-12.30pm, at the Eric Payne Centre.
The Café provides opportunities to share emotions in a safe environment and help prevent isolation and encourage peer support.
The Café is run by a group of volunteers whose main aims are to help support you providing information on dementia and dementia care in a variety of formats.
What to expect at the Café…
On your arrival you will be greeted by a volunteer who will welcome you to the Café and offer you tea or coffee.
You can then select to chat or join in an activity or listen to a presentation (depending what’s on offer that week). Activities change each week and a monthly programme is available from the café or on the website.
The Café is free of charge.
The Café is located off St. Faiths Road at the back of the schools. (Turn after school railings into a narrow road and the Eric Payne Centre (formally Jubilee Hall) is at the end of the road). There is plenty of parking outside the hall.
The choice of what to do and how long to stay is entirely yours….
The programme consists of:
- Social cafés – chatting, games with cards, dominoes or bingo
- Speakers and Presentations
- Musical Memories / Music and singing
- Exercise in various formats
- Carers Groups
- Former Carers Group – Keeping In Touch (KIT)
A carers’ group for families and friends who look after people with dementia is held regularly. People with dementia are looked after at the Café – please ask at the Café for information.
Carers whose partners have died or have gone into long term care meet together on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month to chat and discuss various topics. Outside the cafe they meet for lunches, afternoon teas etc.