Council cash boost for Costessey Dementia Café

Members of the Costessey community celebrating the launch of the Costessey Dementia Cafe Picture: AN

Members of the Costessey community celebrating the launch of the Costessey Dementia Cafe Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A popular dementia café will be able to continue for another year after a council cash boost.

The monthly Costessey Dementia Café, which has been running for just over a year, received £210 from Costessey Town Council.

That money will pay for room rental in the Costessey Hall on Longwater Lane for one year.

The group, supported by the Alzheimer's Society, has also received £90 in donations from community history film screenings.

David Gunby, town councillor and dementia café founder, said: 'There are lots of retired people in Costessey and a dementia café is crucial. It is a place where dementia sufferers and their carers can take a break and get away from their problems.'


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Mr Gunby has ambitions for the majority of Costessey residents and businesses to become dementia aware.

The café runs on the first Thursday of every month from 10.30am-12.30pm and attracts about 30 people each session.

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