Sunny spells


19°C | 7°C

Mostly sunny


19°C | 11°C

Sunny spells


17°C | 9°C

Home   Sheerness   News   Article

Minster's Barton Court Care Home has cafe launched to help dementia sufferers

16 June 2014
by Emma Grove

Barton Court care home, in New Road, Minster, hosted the opening of the Friends Together dementia support group.

Mayor of Swale Cllr George Bobbin attended with his wife, mayoress Brenda, and cut a ribbon before more than 50 visitors, including patients, carers and staff enjoyed refreshments.

Mayor and Mayoress, George and Brenda Bobbin, open the new dementia cafe at Barton Court Care Home in Minster

Mayor and Mayoress, George and Brenda Bobbin, open the new dementia cafe at Barton Court Care Home in Minster

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey pupil Ryan O’Bray played piano for background music.

The idea behind the cafe is for sufferers of the disease and their loved ones to have a place to sit and discuss the condition with their carers and staff and get help and advice.

It will be open all the time for care home residents, but anyone who wants support will be welcome once a month.

An open morning will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.30am to noon. The service is run in partnership with Age UK Sheppey and Kent County Council’s carers’ support group.

Activities coordinator Elaine Bashford said: “The launch was absolutely wonderful. Lots of people came along and we had nothing but positive feedback.

“It’s good for our residents as they can make new friends which is really important and also about reaching out to people who are isolated.”

Click here for more news from Sheerness.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.