Sandwiches, soup and support

Dementia Friendly Todmorden's cafe is open on Saturday, April 4

Dementia Friendly Todmorden's cafe is open on Saturday, April 4

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Dementia Friendly Todmorden group will be opening its “DF Tea Rooms” doors at Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden at noon, to serve soup and sandwiches (with a smile) to those with dementia and a carer, as well as other townspeople.

Todmorden Fire Station Watch Commander Geoff Shaw, a member of the group, said: “We’d like to welcome as many people as possible to our café, it’s only £2.50 per person, and it’s being run on the first Saturday in every month.

“Many local businesses are offering their support and donations.

“Word is starting to get round about the work that we’re trying to achieve.

“The money raised will be put back into the community to help make Todmorden a more Dementia Friendly place to be.

“Whilst we have all the people at our café, we’ll be able to offer support and guidance to carers and individuals.

“We can arrange Home Fire Safety visits, and signpost people to other relevant services if required.”

The group are also working behind the scenes to prepare for the official group launch, on May 9.

It will be held at the Town Hall, Todmorden and there will be local exhibitor stalls, guest speakers and free refreshments available for all who attend.

If you want more information on Dementia Friendly Todmorden, or would just like to have a chat about assistance available, please ring 07867 916456 or email dementiatod@gmail.com