To support Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa initiative the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be holding a special tea and cake sale for staff at Folly Hall Mill in Huddersfield on Thursday 10th February.
Time for a Cuppa is organised by the national charity Dementia UK and events are run annually to raise funds and national awareness to support people affected by dementia. Anyone can hold a Time for a Cuppa event – find out more at www.timeforacuppa.org.uk
The Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services to the people of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is supporting this and other events across the region to help the charity.
The café at Folly Hall in Huddersfield has kindly agreed to provide free coffee when people purchase a cake or two and all money raised will go towards supporting Dementia UK. The Lloyds Banking Group has also agreed to match the amount of any money raised (up to a maximum of £500). There will also be a raffle and stalls selling cards and jewellery.
Last year as a result of an exciting partnership between the Trust, Dementia UK, Kirklees local authority and NHS Kirklees, three Admiral Nurses were appointed for the Kirklees area. Dementia UK is committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia through the provision of Admiral Nurses and providing support though a network of carers, Uniting Carers .
The Admiral Nurses were the first to be appointed in Yorkshire and work within Kirklees Older Peoples’ Services to provide specialist and skilled support to carers and families of people living with dementia.
The Trust’s acting chief executive Alex Farrell said, "The Trust sees first hand the impact dementia has in our local community. The Kirklees Admiral Nurses are an invaluable addition to the support already available; helping individuals and their families understand and cope with the challenges presented by dementia. We are delighted to offer our support to Dementia UK through their Time for a Cuppa initiative and I am sure it will be a successful, and fun, event."