Dementia Support

Summer Newsletter Pg2




• Hub Services

• Hub Information

• Fundraising Appeal

• Hub Events • Diary Dates

Welcome We understand how essential it is to bring Dementia Support services together to encourage living well for people with dementia, their carers, friends and families. This Autumn, we are launching a pilot programme of services and we hope you will join us at one of our dementia-friendly events. Our fundraising team are working non-stop to raise the funds for the development of our state-of-the-art Dementia Hub, in Tangmere, which will be fully open in December 2017. Our multi-purpose centre will enable us to support over 5,000 people encouraging them to live well with dementia and live at home for as long as possible. The hub is currently offering a basic level of services including; Memory Assessment

Clinics, Dementia Friends Sessions, Alive Activities and a number of social events. We will offer a complete range of services and support from December 2017, once the refurbishment has been completed. With the help of our Chairman, board of trustees and event sponsors, we recently hosted a Chefology evening to officially launch our £4.65m Fundraising Appeal. We are delighted by the support of those who have already pledged to help us provide essential dementia services and support in West Sussex. Now that our Fundraising Appeal is fully underway, we hope that you too will be part of this exciting, much-needed community centre and help create a friendly, purposeful and positive place for people living with dementia.

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Hub Services and Support The Dementia Support Hub services have begun a pilot programme of services and events are underway. Current Hub services: üü Dementia Friends’ sessions

With the need for dementia services and support widely recognised, once our £4.65m Fundraising Appeal is successfully completed, to enable the redevelopment of Salisbury House, we look forward to offering a greater range of activities.

üü Meaningful social events for carers, family and people living with dementia

Future Hub Services:

üü Alive! Activity sessions for carers, family and people living with dementia

• A befriending service

• Dementia information support services

üü Office Furniture Collection, Storage and Sales

• Pre-bookable day care services

üü Memory Assessment Clinics (every Tuesday, via a GP referral)

• A community café • Health and beauty services

üü Dementia Support Workers hot desking

• A community garden

üü Alzheimer’s Society CRiSP courses

• Meaningful social activities

üü Carer’s Support courses

• Specific services for young onset dementia

üü Coastal West Sussex Mind

• Innovative dementia technology

üü Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Forums

• Functional consulting rooms for healthcare professionals

üü Chichester Lunch Club Board meetings üü Commissioner’s Managers’ meetings

• Training and education facilities for dementia service providers For information on any of these services contact [email protected]

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Hub Information As well as helping people living with dementia, supporting carers will be key to the services available at the Hub. We all know the essential contribution that carers bring to the lives of people living with dementia, therefore working with Carers Support is a collaboration we are very much looking forward to establishing as the project develops. Mary Hellyer, Carer Services Manager on behalf of Carers Support, commented; “Thank you for sharing the vision for the new dementia Hub at Tangmere. We really enjoyed our visits and are excited at the vision for the centre, bringing many partners together to offer joined up services for people with dementia and their carers, family and friends.” At Carers Support we see the challenges facing people with memory loss and their families as they progress to gain a diagnosis. We recognise the need for them to have access to the support they need as easily as possible in a friendly but normal environment. This distinctive project will offer a unique opportunity for a wide range of support to be provided to families and we are keen to be involved as the project develops.”

The Hub reception area now has a range of dementia-friendly literature available for visitors, as well as information about local dementia events in the area. If you would like to provide literature or details, please email [email protected]

Rotary Club of Chichester Priory Rotary Club of Chichester Priory and Probus members hosted a well-attended “Curry and Quiz” night at the Chichester Park Hotel organised by Mike Harvey and saw 21 teams take part in a charity quiz. Frank Griffiths, Quizmaster of the Probus Club, The Rotary Club curry and quiz, along with raffle tickets sold by local student volunteers on the evening, raised over £2,500, which will go towards developing the Dementia Hub. Sabine Margarson, Project Director at Dementia Support commented; “We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory for organising such a fantastic event and supporting this local charity.”

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Fundraising Appeal Launch

Leading local cookery writer Rosemary Moon and a team of renowned chefs from top rated West Sussex restaurants, including Giles Thompson at The Earl of March, Sam Mahoney at Field & Fork, Andy Stephenson at Halliday’s and Mark Robinson at The Horse Guards Inn joined their culinary expertise for an exclusive Chefology Evening. The Chefology party took place to launch our £4.65m Fundraising Appeal, set in a stunning marquee, with the four distinguished chefs providing a gastronomic four courses, a feast of seasonal produce, with Mason and Mason Wines pairing exclusive wines with the menu.

Rosemary Moon commented; “The Chefology evening was a showcase for our local ingredients and our chefs all said; ‘yes’ immediately, when they were asked to give their skills, in support of this excellent and much needed local charity.” Our fundraising journey is crucial to our vision of opening in 2017. If you would like to donate or assist the Dementia Support programme of services and events please contact; [email protected] visit our website or call 01243 888697

Portfield Charity of the Year Portfield are delighted to nominate Dementia Support as their Charity Partner. Portfield wanted to support local charity Dementia Support in their efforts both in the short and long term, therefore Portfield have donated £7,000 and pledge to fundraise a further £3,000 throughout the year. Portfield chose the charity as Dementia comes in so many forms and impacts on so many people’s lives both young and old. Dementia Support aim to embrace all aspects of dementia and support the local community by bringing together local dementia services under one roof. Perry Lee, Managing Director of Portfield says; “The Dementia Support Hub in Tangmere really could become a super facility supporting those that really need it. The efforts of all

those involved is positively enlightening and invigorating. We want to do as much as we can to help raise the awareness of the great work they are doing and help their profile in the local area.” As a local charity, Dementia Support are delighted that Portfield have selected us as their Charity of the Year Sabine Margarson, Dementia Support Project Director says; “The team at Portfield have been incredibly helpful with our Office Furniture Donation Collections to date and made a substantial furniture donation to the Hub. We look forward to working together on local fundraising events to promote dementia awareness in Chichester and the surrounding areas”. Support the Portfield Coffee Morning on Wednesday 17th August 10:30am - 12:30pm at Portfield, Quarry Lane, Chichester

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Hub Events: Please contact us today to book your place at the following events (spaces are limited!). All sessions are complimentary, parking is available on-site, telephone: 01243 888 691 or email [email protected] September Alive! Activity Session

Wednesday 7th September 10am – 12noon

Office Furniture Sale

Monday 12th September 10am – 12noon

Dementia Friends session

Wednesday 14th September 6pm

Alive! Activity Session

Friday 30th September 10am – 12noon

October Cake at Tangmere social event

Monday 3rd October 10.30am – 12noon

Alive! Activity Session

Wednesday 12th October 2.30pm – 4.30pm

November Alive! Activity session

Wednesday 2nd November 10am – 12noon

Cake at Tangmere social event

Wednesday 9th November 10.30am – 12noon

Dementia Friends session

Wednesday 16th November 10.30am

Alive! Activity Session

Wednesday 23rd November 10am – 12noon

December Alive! Activity Session

Friday 9th December 10am – 12noon

Cake at Tangmere social event Christmas Special

Wednesday 14th December 10.30am – 12noon

Alive! a variety of sessions which can include music, poetry, dance & movement, current affairs, literature & more.

Visit for more details Dementia Support Hub | Salisbury House | City Fields Way | Tangmere | Chichester | West Sussex | PO20 2FP

Diary Dates Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) Forum 12th September

Office Furniture Sale 12th September

The next DAA Forum is on 12th September, 10.30am -12.30am, hosted by the Chichester and Bognor Action Alliance. This is an open meeting at the Dementia Hub in Tangmere and we welcome carers, family and friends of those living with dementia to attend and give input into the forum.

Calling all local start-ups, students, community groups, charities and entrepreneurs’. Come and check-out our excellent selection of office furniture for sale, including; desks, chairs, cupboards and filing cabinets. Parking is available on-site and all donations are available for Gift Aid. If you have any unwanted office furniture you would like to donate, please let us know!

Carer Information and Support Program (CrISP) course 21st October People caring for someone with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the disease and how it affects the individual in a series of courses being run by Alzheimer’s Society. The six-week course aims to help carers’ understand more about the condition and its symptoms, including the sort of behaviours that people may display which can at times be challenging. By understanding more about dementia the courses help people to cope better with caring for the individual. The next six-week course starts on 21st October, 10.30am to 12.30pm weekly, and will run at the Dementia Support Hub at Salisbury House in Tangmere. Places are limited and need to be reserved. For more information, contact the West Sussex Coastal office of Alzheimer’s Society on 01903 262666 option 1.

Chichester Voices concert 22nd October Chichester Voices are thrilled to be performing in aid of Dementia Support on Saturday, 22nd October 2016 in St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester, the concert starting at 7.30pm. Chichester Voices are joined by The Orchestra of Friends, together with professional soloists. In addition to Vivaldi’s famous Gloria and Magnificat, the concert will include a concerto, perhaps even two! Tickets will be available from early September through Dementia Support and the Chichester Voices’ website home page Please contact [email protected] if you would like to purchase a ticket.

Volunteer today We are actively seeking volunteers for a number of roles at the community Hub. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch today [email protected] or call 01243 888 691.

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Dementia Support Hub | Salisbury House | City Fields Way | Tangmere | Chichester | West Sussex | PO20 2FP T: 01243 888 691 | E: [email protected] | Dementia Support is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales. Company No. 9044373. Registered Charity No. 1158640

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