The former Mayor of St Helens, Tom Hargreaves, dedicated his fundraising activities during his year in Office to benefit people with dementia (and their Carers) in St Helens. It is from this legacy that the Hargreaves Dementia Trust has been established, and is run by a group of local people, all of whom have experience of caring for those with dementia.
The Trust was set up in December 2011 and aims to support families and carers of people with dementia in St Helens by:
- Providing information, advice and guidance
- Promoting the health, wellbeing and independence of people with dementia and their Carers
- Raising awareness and training for those working in the direct care of people with dementia and their Carers
- Working alongside existing services to enhance the quality of life and experience of those living with dementia in St Helens
- ‘Making Sense' is a support group for Carers of people with dementia. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm at the Baptist Church, Tolver Street, St Helens. It is an opportunity for Carers to meet up and gain emotional and practical support. It can be difficult to arrange care for the person with dementia whilst Carers attend support groups, and therefore Carers are more than welcome to bring along the person they care for. There are always people available to take care of the person with dementia at the meetings, so that the Carer can take time to discuss their concerns or worries with others.
How to Access the Service:
DROP- IN SESSIONS at the Millennium Centre :
Trustees are available to offer advice, guidance, or, just to be there to listen to how you feel. If we are not able to help we will refer you to the appropriate person/service.
The 'drop-in' sessions, which are very informal, are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm upstairs in the Meeting Room at the Millennium Centre.
The Trustees look forward to seeing you.
Hargreaves Dementia Trust, c/o The Millennium Centre, Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1HJ
Type of Organisation:
local charity (no.1145185)
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