College's dementia cafe is to become a regular event

New College Durham will continue to host its dementia cafe following the successful launch of the project.

Monday, 21st May 2018, 2:54 pm
Updated Monday, 21st May 2018, 2:56 pm
Students at New College Durham who run the dementia cafe.

Health and social care students organise the monthly Time For Tea event so people with dementia have a safe environment to socialise and enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake.

The first event took place in February and was a great success with visitors enjoying the opportunity to get out and about.

Craig Wade, health and social care lecturer at New College Durham, said: “We are delighted that so many people came along to the first dementia cafe and hope to see it grow in popularity as more people become aware of it.

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The cafe is supported by the Alzheimer’s Society and both staff and students have undertaken in-house dementia friends training.

Join the staff and students at New College Durham, from 1pm to 3pm, on the last Friday of every month.