More Dementia Café services in Ferring

Additional D-Café services in Ferring thanks to the National Lottery Community Organisations Fund

We received £15,368 from the National Lottery Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund to increase our D-Café (dementia cafe) services at Beehive Care in Ferring. This has enabled us to offer some Saturday drop-in services and light breakfasts on selected dates in February and March.

This means that we can offer these services free of charge to people affected by dementia and their families on the following dates:

Saturdays 10th and 24th February; 9th and 23rd of March 2024 from 10am to 1pm.

Tuesday breakfasts (fruit juice, hot drinks, pastries and fruit) on 13th and 27th February; 12th and 26th March from 8.30am to 10am.

Staff will be on hand at Beehive Care, 10 Ferring Street, Ferring, to support anyone needing help and advice.

For other drop-in and scheduled events for people with dementia and their carers, please visit our calendar.

Uncategorized Funding

Drumming Down Dementia Project funded by Arts Council

Worthing Dementia Hub has been awarded £7,550 for Drumming Down Dementia sessions

We are delighted to announce this new project funded by the Arts Council England that will deliver 50 sessions of drumming fun for people living with dementia in the Worthing District.

A trained session leader, who is a trained PT and drummer, will encourage people with dementia to participate in these fun sessions with large inflatable exercise ball and traditional drumsticks. The balls sit on top of large buckets with a diameter of 174 cms and participants will beat out the rhythm of the music with drumsticks.

The music is significant in its choice as it will provoke memories and singalong. The drumming sessions will include exercise as the participants will be moving in their seats. We have previously held sample groups who have found the experience fun, interactive and thought provoking. The added health benefit has seen increased heartbeats after the session.

Drumming Down Dementia sessions will be offered weekly for 6 weeks to day service clients and specific dementia care homes. The funding will deliver 50 sessions in total across the Worthing District.