Encompass

Support groups for family carers & friends to learn about & explore some of the practical & emotional impacts of dementia on their lives, the the unique losses associated with closely supporting someone with dementia (or significant cognitive impairment).

This service offers a forum for carers to meet others in similar situations - to share, offload and draw upon experiences to support each other - in an understanding, confidential, small group setting.

The groups are facilitated by highly-experienced members of our team, who - through advice, support and sometimes the use of educational materials (presentations, videos, informative literature) - help people identify and verbalise some of the often challenging emotions experienced during the ever-changing dementia journey, and work towards developing greater understanding, acceptance and coping strategies.

ENCOMPASS  1

Suitable For

Carers of people with early-stage dementia

Day

Monday

Time

10.45 - 12.30

Location

Dame Alice Court
19 Newnham Street
Bedford
MK40 3NR

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

ENCOMPASS  2

Suitable For

Carers of people with mid-stage dementia

Day

Thursday

Time

11.00 - 12.45

Location

St Andrew's Church
Kimbolton Road
Bedford
MK40 2NG

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

ENCOMPASS  3

Suitable For

Carers of people with later-stage dementia

Day

Friday

Time

2.30 - 4.00

Location

Dame Alice Court
19 Newnham Street
Bedford
MK40 3NR

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

ENCOMPASS  4

Suitable For

Carers of all people with dementia

Day

Thursday (fortnightly)

Time

10.00 - 11.45

Location

Oakley Village Hall
Church Lane
Oakley
MK43 7RJ

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

Our Cognitive Stimulation service (for people with early-stage dementia) runs at the same time in the same building.

Our Activi-Tea 1 service (for people with mid-stage dementia) runs at the same time in the same building.

Our Activi-Tea 2 service (for people with later-stage dementia) runs at the same time in the same building.

1-2-1 Counselling Drop-In service (for all family carers & supporters) runs at the same time in the same building.

Music 4 Memory service (for all people with dementia and/or their carers & supporters) runs at the same time in the same building.

Please Contact Us for further information or advice about the most appropriate Services for you