Birch Green is serving up a regular helping of advice to families, friends and interested parties on the issues surrounding dementia.
We have set up this dedicated initiative to help share information and expertise on dementia for those interested in learning more.
By dropping in for a coffee or a tea and sharing experiences, we can help families of those people with dementia come to terms with the disease and its effects.
Birch Green General Manager Carol Nickeas said: “We want to share our learnings with those who want to understand more about dementia and what it means.
“For many families who have never experienced it, the journey can be difficult and we help to de-mystify some of the myths as well as provide information and support. An informal setting such as our cafe is ideal and is becoming a source of comfort for them.”
As a centre of expertise, staff member Gill Tugwell is also a dementia ambassador, leading the Focused Intervention Training and Support (FITS) project at Birch Green, one of just 150 homes in the country to commit to the training.
Under the FITS project, the intensive training programme will be followed up with regular supervision sessions as best practice is rolled out to other staff members.