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Dementia awareness sessions and memory café launched

Posted on Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 10:05 am by SH (Editor)

Patchway Dementia Action Alliance.

Southern Brooks Community Partnership has launched two new initiatives aimed at making Patchway a better place for people with dementia and their carers to live.

Following the launch of the Patchway Dementia Action Alliance in September, monthly dementia awareness sessions are being staged at various venues in the town and a monthly ‘memory café’ is being held at the Casson Centre.

Dementia Awareness Sessions

Come along and get a simple introduction to the issues around dementia, and how you can help. They are enjoyable, interactive, and only last an hour. These sessions are part of Alzheimer’s Society’s national campaign to make a million ‘dementia friends’ by 2015. Be part of this national network!

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 24th January: 10.30am to 11.30am at Holy Family Church, Southsea road
  • Wednesday 12th February: 1pm to 2pm at the Casson Centre, Rodway Road
  • Tuesday 25th February:  7pm to 8pm at St Chad’s Church, Rodway Road
  • Wednesday 12th March: 7pm to 8pm at Amberley Road Baptist Church

To book your place, call Eleanor on 01454 868 570 or email eleanorfairbrother@southernbrooks.org.uk .

Patchway Memory Café

A social space for people who are worried about their memory, people diagnosed with dementia, and their friends and family. With information about services available and relevant talks plus games, activities, and homemade cake.

If you need help with transport, get in touch with Eleanor (see above).

Third Monday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at the Casson Centre, Rodway Road. Next dates: 16th December, 20th January, 17th February.

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Patchway Youth Centre re-opened with a bang

Posted on Saturday 12th October 2013 at 10:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Grand opening of Patchway Youth Centre, Bristol.

Patchway Youth Centre was re-opened with a bang last month by Cllr Ian Boulton, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council.

The building, on Consiton Road, is now being run by Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP), with financial support from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and Patchway Town Council.

Attended by scores of local residents, young people and councillors, the opening was preceded by speeches from Jack Lopresti MP, Police Inspector Bob Eveley, Tracy Allinson (SGC) and Cllr Sam Scott.

There were displays from centre users, including Patchway Judo Club and the Infinity streetdance group.

Many of the young people from Patchway who used to use the centre before it closed in April returned to meet the new youth workers and to see the new refurbishment for the first time.

SBCP  has secured funding for two creative project nights at the centre, which will be on a Tuesday and Friday evening. South Gloucestershire Council will continue to run two sessions of youth work a week – on Monday and Wednesday evenings. They have recently reviewed the way in which services for young people are delivered across the district and are keen to run open access sessions in addition to the creative activities provided by SBCP.

Patchway Town Council continues to fund both junior and detached work in Patchway through SBCP and are helping with running costs of the building.

Patchway Judo Club will continue to meet at the centre on Thursdays and Saturdays.

More photos from the opening night (courtesy of Treasure Box Photography 078169 39823).

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Launch of Patchway Dementia Action Alliance

Posted on Wednesday 18th September 2013 at 7:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Patchway Dementia Action Alliance.

Local businesses and organisations will publicly pledge their support to make Patchway a dementia friendly community at Coniston Community Centre on Friday (20th September). The event, which runs from 10am to 1.30pm, will mark the launch of the Patchway Dementia Action Alliance.

The occasion will see over 60 key people representing businesses, statutory services, and community and voluntary organisations, as well as individuals from Patchway, coming together to pledge to take action to change the lives of people with dementia and their carers in Patchway.

Patchway Dementia Action Alliance is a Southern Brooks Community Partnership project in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Society, South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), South Gloucestershire Council (SCG), and Patchway Town Council.

The launch event will involve key speakers including Ian Sherriff, from Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance and Lead Academic for Dementia at Plymouth University, and Dr Jennifer Bute, a GP who retired early due to early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, who will be putting forward ideas of what we can do to help improve the lives of people with dementia.

Key businesses and organisations will publicly sign up and make pledges of the actions they will take to make Patchway a better place to live for people living with dementia.

Patchway Dementia Action Alliance is South Gloucestershire’s response to Prime Minister David Cameron’s Dementia Challenge to tackle what could be the greatest health and social care challenge of our time. Patchway DAA, part of the national Dementia Action Alliance, hopes to inspire other South Gloucestershire communities to start taking action now to become more dementia friendly.

More: "It is time to get everyone talking about dementia to reduce stigma" »

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Open day at community centre and café

Posted on Saturday 1st June 2013 at 10:13 pm by SH (Editor)

Coniston Community Centre, Patchway, Bristol.

On Monday 3rd June, Coniston Community Centre and Brooks Café are holding a joint open day to showcase what they have on offer. Many people are surprised to find this modern community building and friendly great value café to be in the heart of Patchway, a short walk from Aztec Business Park and the shops and homes in Patchway.

The centre offers rooms for hire at from just £22 for a half day. The rooms are fresh and light, each with their own kitchenette and choice of table arrangements with smart modern furniture which offers and executive appeal. Projectors, screens and presentation equipment are all available on request. They can also offer clear open spaces and even a sprung floor for more lively activities!

The centre currently plays host to regular classes and activities all open to new members. These include, dance classes, circuit training, watercolourist group, friendship club, tea party, knitting and textile group, food cooperative, toddler group and craft group.

On the ground floor of the building is the popular Brooks Café with great value food and drinks. The café offers FREE wi-fi and a choice of freshly cooked main meals, sandwiches and drinks. Staffed by friendly volunteers, the café is a great place to meet with family, friends, work colleagues or just to take a break.

The open day promises to be a great day with the café offering FREE teas and coffee throughout. There are children’s activities, a chance speak to Southern Brooks Community Partnership about volunteering opportunities and to view the rooms for hire. There will be taster sessions for special interest and social activities that currently run at the centre. Visiting the centre is hugely recommended if you would like to know more about what is happening in the community and the facilities available.

Source: Press release from Southern Brooks Community Partnership

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