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Ross Meeting Centre

ROSS MEETING CENTRE

rossmeetingcentre@gmail.com

Tel: 07498032839

  • ·        A local service for people with mild/ moderate dementia.
  • ·        Providing support for both people with dementia and their carers.
  • ·        A person centred approach giving shared benefits.

The Ross Meeting Centre is based on a model of dementia care used in Holland for several years and piloted in Leominster and Droitwich in the UK.

The aim is for those with mild to moderate dementia to socialise and participate with their carers in a variety of activities, including mental and physical exercise, reminiscence, crafts, song and music, outings and preparing lunch which will be shared in the group.

In addition carers will have the benefit of socialising with other carers, as well as the opportunity on occasion to meet health care professionals and others who may be able to support them in their caring role.

The Ross Meeting Centre is supported by the doctors of Alton Street and Pendeen Surgeries and the Community Dementia Nurses (2G), as well as the Ross Mental Health Steering Group.

When: Wednesdays from 11.00am – 3.00pm

Where: Christ Church, Edde Cross Street, Ross on Wye, HR9 7BZ

Cost: £10.00 per session per member & carer (includes simple lunch)

Contacts:

Alton Street Surgery

Pendeen Surgery

Community Dementia  Nurse (2G), 01432 842239

rossmeetingcentre@gmail.com               Tel: 07498032839






ROSS MEETING CENTRE

Dementia Carer Finalist at Hereford Times ‘Health and Social Care Awards’ 2018

Members of Ross Meeting Centre were thrilled to be nominated by Dr Simon Lenanne of Alton Street Surgery, for the Dementia Carer Category of the Hereford Times ‘Health and Social Care Awards 2018’.
The nomination recognised the work of the Centre over the last 18 months – 

‘The Ross Meeting Centre is a real trailblazer in dementia care in both Herefordshire and the UK as a whole. It provides a space for people with dementia and their carers to spend quality time together in a supportive and caring environment. The focus is on having fun with loved ones, turning on its head the idea that respite day care is a place where someone is left safely for a few hours.
The centre is also hugely beneficial for carers, as they can meet up, share advice and offer mutual support.’

Anne Parsons, Centre Administrator says” We could hardly believe it when we were chosen as one of three finalists in this group and invited to attend the presentation ceremony at Lyde Arundel, Hereford on Tuesday 18th September, where around 200 people were entertained and dined.
Although we did not win in our group we feel immensely proud that our work has been recognised, particularly the time and commitment of our volunteers and thanks to the wonderful people who come each week to share their lives with us.”  You can read more here.