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Dementia Cafes on Romney Marsh

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. It can affect a person at any age but it is more commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 65 years. There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over one million by 2021.

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Dementia Cafés

Dementia Cafés are places to get information and advice about dementia for people in a relaxed setting. Go along to one of Romney Marsh's cafes and have a cup of tea with someone who understands. Their highly skilled staff can give you information and help signpost you to other available support services.

Your local Dementia Café provides a safe and supportive place for you to:

  • discuss your own dementia diagnosis, or someone else’s, and think about what it means for the future
  • get answers from health professionals and meet and learn from other people in similar situations
  • keep active, make new friends and feel more confident.

On Romney Marsh, you will find Dementia Cafés in GreatstoneLydd and New Romney.

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Pebbles Dementia Café in Greatstone

Supporting Coastal Residents Living with Dementia, Their Carers and Friends

Welcome refreshments served with a smile and information to digest, helping you to live well in Littlestone, Greatstone, Lydd-on-Sea and Dungeness.

At Pebbles Café

  • Free café entry to a friendly atmosphere for tea /coffee, biscuits, and a chat
  • Talking therapy of sharing with other café clients who are also living with Dementia or their Carers
  •  Availability to supporting information across Health Services, home adaption guidance and Wellbeing Assistance
  • Opportunity to talk over your concerns with a staff member, or arrange a one-to-one with the Alzheimer’s Society Support Services or NHS Care Navigation
  • Receive information and guidance from guest speakers, across a range of relevant topics helping you to ‘living well’.
  • Participate in projects, if you wish designed to help support your ‘living well’ with Dementia and Carers also manage their own wellbeing.

Where Are We

We meet every second Thursday of the month 10.30am to 12 noon
at St Peter's Church Hall, Roberts Road, Greatstone TN28 8RG - see map right


Pebbles Principles

  • Our mission is to offer a safe and supportive environment for socialising to those living with Dementia, their Carers
  • and Friends encouraging their shared experiences, helping facilitate community support for living well
  • Our governance follows a Constitution and Risk Assessment with Personal data security conforming to GDPR regulation. 
  • Finances are strictly (not for profit) supported by Café Donation and external Grant Funding, operated through a Business Banking account with Lloyds Bank.
  • Public and Employee Liability Insurance cover is arranged through a Charity Shield policy from the Methodist Insurance PLC.  

Pebbles Contacts

 

Co-ordinator, Registered Nurse, and Training
Mrs Wendy Richley
12 Bramley Way
New Romney TN28 8FE 
Telephone Icon   01797 364555
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Treasurer, Publicity, and Safety
Ms Rochelle Saunders
Telephone Icon   01797 366102 
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Lydd Dementia Café offers:

  • Free Café entry to a friendly atmosphere for Tea/Coffee, biscuit and a chat.
  • Talking therapy, with other Café Visitors, who are also living with Dementia, or their Carers’?
  • Obtain advice on the availability of a wide range of information, across the Health Services, home adaption guidance, and Wellbeing Assistance.
  • Be given an opportunity to talk over your concerns with a member of our staff, and arrange a one-to-one with the Folkestone Hythe and Romney Marsh Alzheimer Society Support Services.
  • Receive information and guidance from our guest speakers, across a range of relevant topics.
  • Participate in projects designed to help support ‘living well’ with Dementia and help Carers to also manage their own wellbeing.

Where Are We

We meet every first and third Tuesday of the month 10.00am to 12 noon
at Methodist Church Hall, New Street, Lydd TN29 9DJ   see map right


Lydd Dementia Café Contacts

Group Leader                                        Group Treasurer
Pauline Pogson                                     Mr John Bjerkstrand
Telephone Icon   01797 329390                                Email Icon email
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Community Warden                              Group Dementia Assistant Volunteer
Joanna Watts                                        Mrs Maggie Bjerkestrand​
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New Romney Dementia Café

Come along to the New Romney Dementia Café have a cup of tea with someone who understands. Their highly skilled staff can give you information and help signpost you to other available support services. These things can make a huge difference when you or someone you know has dementia.

The New Romney Dementia Café provides a safe and supportive place for you to:

  • discuss your own dementia diagnosis, or someone else’s, and think about what it means for the future
  • get answers from health professionals and meet and learn from other people in similar situations
  • keep active, make new friends and feel more confident.

Dementia Cafe

Where Are We

We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month 10.30am to 12.30pm in the
Mary Barnes Room, Old School, Church Lane, New Romney, Kent TN28 8ER    see map right


New Romney Dementia Café Contacts

Support Group Facilitator                       Dementia Support Worker
Debbie Swinnerton                                 Haley Alderton
Telephone Icon  07594 053013                                   Telephone Icon   07584 503748
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Useful Links

Website Icon Alzheimer's Society      Telephone Icon National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122        Telephone Icon Kent Dementia Helpline 0800 500 3014

              Telephone Icon Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline 0800 888 6678    Email Icon email                Website Icon Romney Marsh Day Centre               Website Icon CARM    Telephone Icon  01233 758122

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