The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Glenis Slater, opened Café Tempo on Wednesday 24 February. The café, at St Mary’s Church in Hobs Moat, offers support to those who care for someone living with dementia.
The café is open on the last Wednesday of every month from 10am until 1pm. It is an opportunity for those voluntarily caring for someone with dementia to seek advice and support in a friendly and open environment.
People living with dementia are welcome to come along and will be looked after by the volunteers who run the café. It gives the carers, often partners or relatives, a chance to relax and share experiences with others in a similar situation.
Café Tempo is run by the Act on Dementia Community Interest Company (CIC). Act on Dementia offers training for those caring for people with dementia, as well as health and wellbeing advice for the carers themselves.
The Mayor said “It can be an immensely difficult job to provide care for a loved one who is living with dementia. Carers often find themselves alone coping with a difficult situation and opportunities like this can make a real difference. It gives much-needed advice and support to carers and helps them to manage their own lives as well.”
Christine Logan, Director of Act on Dementia CIC, said: “Carers play a vital role in our community by providing dedicated support to family members living with dementia. But carers need support too, and opportunities like Café Tempo mean that carers can come together and recharge their batteries.”
For more information contact Christine Logan at email@example.com or call 07720880109.
Cafés will soon be opening at following locations –
The Art Space, Kingshurst; 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 12.30-4.30pm.
Olton Library (2nd floor); twice a month on a Friday starting Friday 18 March at 10am – 1pm.
Three Trees community centre; every other week starting Monday 14 March at 1-4pm.