Due to a shortfall in dementia services in Mansfield Woodhouse, The Trust decided to open a memory cafe for people living with dementia.

The group meet on the third Friday of every month and it is situated at the Focus Point community centre on Vale Road, which is also managed by the Peaceful (Uhuru) Trust.

It has been backed too by Coun Joyce Bosnjak, of Nottinghamshire County Council. Also a trustee, she said: “I am delighted to see a local charity providing a much-needed service to the people of Mansfield Woodhouse.”

The informal cafe is run by experienced and trained volunteers, who offer friendship, support and a listening ear to members. Along with free refreshments, there are various activities, including singing, crafts, games and the opportunity to chat.
Outings will be arranged in the summer, and guest speakers will drop in to give information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing topics.