Volunteers receive training ahead of dementia cafe opening in Thorpe St Andrew

Hayley Howes, left, from Andrew Fredrick Adult Support running an introduction meeting for volunteer

Hayley Howes, left, from Andrew Fredrick Adult Support running an introduction meeting for volunteers ahead of the opening of the dementia Cafe at Roxley Hall in Thorpe St Andrew. Hayley pictured with volunteers, left to right, Amy Partridge, Katie Cox and Bethany Potter. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Volunteers are being trained to help staff Thorpe St Andrew's first dementia cafe.

Hayley Howes, left, from Andrew Fredrick Adult Support running an introduction meeting for volunteer

Hayley Howes, left, from Andrew Fredrick Adult Support running an introduction meeting for volunteers ahead of the opening of the dementia Cafe at Roxley Hall in Thorpe St Andrew. Hayley pictured with volunteers, left to right, Amy Partridge, Katie Cox and Bethany Potter. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

The service, which will take place at Roxley Hall, on Yarmouth Road, is due to open on Wednesday, July 12.

Earlier this month, a training session was held for 20 of the 45 registered volunteers who will assist with the service.

The session was led by Hayley Howes of Andrew Fredrick Adult Support.

Once open, the cafe will be the second of its kind in the Broadland district following the launch of a similar initiative in Sprowston last year.

Hayley Howes, left, from Andrew Fredrick Adult Support running an introduction meeting for volunteer

Hayley Howes, left, from Andrew Fredrick Adult Support running an introduction meeting for volunteers ahead of the opening of the dementia Cafe at Roxley Hall in Thorpe St Andrew. Hayley pictured with volunteers, left to right, Amy Partridge, Katie Cox and Bethany Potter. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017


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The service in Thorpe St Andrew will take place every three weeks from next month.

Back in March, councillor Sue Lawn said the cafe was the 'first step' towards Thorpe St Andrew becoming a Dementia Friendly Community.

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For more information, email Thorpe St Andrew Town Council on office@thorpestandrew-tc.gov.uk or call 01603 701048.

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