Hornsey Housing Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Socieity to provide dementia support services within the Trust and the local community – the first initiative of its kind in Haringey. By working together we aim to make a real difference to our residents, their families, and others living within the immediate local community.
Dementia Support Worker
Marianne is the Dementia Support Worker for the service. Her experience and knowledge of dementia enables her to improve quality of life for people living with or supporting someone with a diagnosis. From the beginning of someone’s journey with dementia right the way through the condition – Marianne’s role is to provide information in the right way, at the right time and to signpost people to support. Marianne can provide information to help people with dementia and their carers make informed decisions – answering a variety of questions from ‘is it still safe for me to drive?’ to concerns about sleeping patterns.
If you have any questions about dementia, or would like more information about dementia, living well with dementia or the Dementia Service, Marianne can be contacted on 020 8347 2221.
Dementia Cafés provide people with dementia and their carers a platform to socialise, get support and advice, and talk openly about living with dementia within a relaxed and informal environment. Everybody is welcome, whether Trust tenants or other members of the community, and you do not need to book in advance.
The Café convenes every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm – 4pm, in the residents’ lounge at the Trust’s Abyssinia Court scheme in Crouch End. As well as being an opportunity to socialise, relax and enjoy a cup of tea, attendees have the opportunity to hear from a variety of guest speakers, including health and social care professionals and representatives from the local community, about topics and services relevant to them. A range of activities are also available each week, designed to stimulate the mind and maintain well-being; including arts, crafts, gentle exercise sessions, music, dance and others designed around the needs of attendees.
Liz Baker is the Café Coordinator. Liz has been with the Alzheimer’s Society for over four years and previously supported the innovative “Singing for the Brain” service in Islington. Liz has some excellent creative skills and a warm, personable nature which makes her an ideal fit for this role.
If you would like to attend the Café or just find out more, you can call Liz on 020 8347 2221. The Trust’s Events and Activities calendar is also a great way to find out about all the exciting things happening at the Café each week.
The Café always welcomes volunteers, with opportunities including using one of your talents to present to the group, engaging with others to provide support, or the all-important making of the tea!