The ‘Trinity Café’ as it will be known, is hoping to run on a monthly basis. Image: Barchester Healthcare
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At Barchester’s Trinity Manor care home in Sherborne, in Dorset, some key town’s folk recently gathered to discuss some exciting new plans for a dementia-friendly café to be held in the home; aiming to provide people in and around the Sherborne area, with somewhere to come together, in a safe and social way.
The aim of the café is to provide a warm and friendly space for people to come and enjoy a cuppa and a delicious homemade cake, make friendships, socialise or share help and advice should they need it.
The café will also be a dementia-friendly place to come with a loved one or friend and know that they will be surrounded by friendly, understanding faces.
The ‘Trinity Café’ as it will be known, is hoping to run on a monthly basis to start out, with hopes for more frequent café sessions, dependent upon demand.
General manager of Trinity Manor, Sohail Daniel, said: “We are so proud to offer Trinity Manor to the community as a place to come and socialise.
“We are hoping to offer some entertainment and special guest speakers, but ultimately we want for those who attend the café to voice what they would like to see as part of the offerings.
“It’s been wonderful to discuss the plans with other healthcare professionals as well as counsellors here in Sherborne, to understand what it is we need to offer, but we especially want to ensure that those who feel alone know that they have a place to come and feel like a valued member of the community.”
With the launch date yet to finalised, but due imminently, anyone who would be interested in attending the Trinity Café is encouraged to call the home to register their interest on 01935 815 972.
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