Local people invited to join the Trust for a cuppa


Staff from the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services to the people of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, are holding a fundraising event on Monday 1st February in support of for dementia’s Time for a Cuppa Day campaign.

For dementia is committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia through the provision of Admiral Nurses, providing high quality, affordable training to care staff professionals and providing support though a network of carers, Uniting Carers for dementia.

Staff from the Mary Wilkinson Ward on the Priestley unit at the Dewsbury and District hospital in Kirklees will be joining service users in preparing and baking cakes and buns for sale. These will be served by staff with a warm, welcoming hot (or cold) drink between 9.45 and 12.15 in support of the national campaign.

Ward manager Vicky Samerson, who has helped organise the event, said, "We see every day the impact caring for someone with dementia can have on family and friends. That is why it is important to offer our support to charities like for dementia which give this unique help for those in need."

All the money raised will help pay for the helpline to provide dedicated support for dementia carers and will be making a real difference to people with dementia and their families. Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips, who is the patron of for dementia, said, "I know only too well how dementia can affect family carers through feelings of loneliness and confusion and just how valuable support offered by for dementia is to them. That is why I am an active supporter of Time for a Cuppa and hope you will be too."

If you, or someone you know, is caring for someone with dementia and would like to talk to an Admiral Nurse please call Admiral Nursing DIRECT on 0845 257 9406 or email direct@fordementia.org.uk

Local people invited to join the Trust for a cuppa

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