Guild Care and Dementia Friendly Worthing have come together to arrange Worthing’s first Memory Café since the first lockdown on Wednesday 19th May.

With most carers and people with dementia now being vaccinated, and with social distancing regulations slightly more relaxed, it was felt the opportunity was right to support the more vulnerable groups within our community with an in‐person event.

Numbers will be strictly limited at the event, but there will be plenty of space at our Bradbury Wellbeing Centre. If the weather is promising, the afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the front garden, where everyone can enjoy some of the lost elements of socialising while finding out about new local support services, activities, carers services, and networks.

Bradbury and Dementia Friendly Worthing staff are all experienced in helping people with dementia and their carers.

The Memory Café is open to anyone caring for a person with dementia and their loved one whether they have been recently diagnosed, have early onset dementia, or were diagnosed some years ago. Even if you think you might have dementia and want to find out more about what happens next, you are welcome to attend.

You can be reassured the Memory Café will be in a relaxed, caring and supportive environment, but it is essential to book a place with Guild Care on 01903 528635 or by emailing [email protected].

If the uptake is high, places will be limited to so that the event is Covid safe.

Thanks to funding from West Sussex County Council, the afternoon tea has been sponsored and is free – but transports costs are £10 per couple if required. At the moment minibuses are limited to four passengers only so it is important to ask Jo about this when you book.