Devon’s Memory Cafes

Posted on: 7 September 2017

Devon County Council and the two Devon Clinical Commissioning Groups recently agreed funding to support a new Devon Memory Cafe Consortium.

Over the last five years, Devon’s Memory Cafes have gone from strength to strength. Now held in more than 50 towns and villages, the cafes offer an important link to peer support, information, advice and lasting friendships.

The aim of the Consortium is to support people with living with dementia and their carers through the Memory Cafe movement, making sure that they have access to support, information and advice and meaningful activities.

Jim Delves, Chairman of the Devon memory Cafe Consortium said:

“Based in many towns and rural areas, Memory Cafes are run by volunteers and meeting on a regular basis. they are providing a stigma-free environment in which those with the condition, and their carers, may find launghter, education, companionship and above all, peer support.

“Over time, we often see the benefits of attending memory cafes become more important to the families and carers of people with dementia, because of the level of peer support.”

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