Worcester care home invites people to 'craftathon'  - The Worcester Observer

Worcester care home invites people to 'craftathon' 

Worcester Editorial 15th May, 2024   0

A CARE home in Worcester is inviting the community to join them for a ‘craftathon’ to raise awareness during Dementia Action Week.

Keen to share the team’s expertise and encourage more people to talk about dementia, Care UK’s Perry Manor, on Charles Hastings Way, is inviting local people into the home, from 2.30pm until 4.30pm, on Thursday May 23.

On the day, carers in the community will be able to have a coffee with Perry Manor’s dementia coaches, while their loved ones can enjoy getting crafty while being cared for by the expert team.

The session aims to provide carers with advice on the support available in the community as well as opportunities to discuss financial guidance, wellbeing assessments and the chance to meet other carers and share experiences.

The event has been designed to get local people talking, following on from Care UK’s The Big Dementia Conversation which was launched earlier this year to encourage a better understanding of the dementia across the nation.

Care UK has created an online advice hub which takes a closer look at some of the less-talked-about symptoms of dementia and features expert advice from Care UK’s dementia specialists, who have more than 40 years’ experience.

Katherine Matthews, Home Manager at Perry Manor, said: “We’re passionate about raising awareness and reducing misconceptions around dementia. It can be challenging to know how best to support your loved one, or what not to say – which is why we’re inviting carers to join our dementia coaches who are keen to share their expertise.

“We believe that no carer should feel that they are alone, and we’re looking forward to welcoming some new faces and old friends for a chat over a cup of tea and to seeing the finished artwork.”

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