In November 2014, Hornsey Housing Trust was pleased to announce the launch of our Dementia Service, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society – the first such service to operate in Haringey.
One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, and Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 800,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia.
Hornsey Housing Trust is delighted to provide dementia support services within the Trust and the local community – this was 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
The Dementia Support Worker’s experience and knowledge of dementia enables them to improve quality of life for people living with or supporting someone with a diagnosis of dementia. From the beginning of someone’s journey with memory loss or dementia the Dementia Support Worker can work with individuals, their families and carers to provide information in the right way, at the right time and to signpost people to support. The Dementia Support Worker can provide information to help people with dementia and their families make informed decisions.
If you have any questions about dementia, or would like more information about dementia, living well with dementia or the Dementia Service, please contact Hornsey Housing Trust on 020 8340 6374 and we can arrange to put you in touch with the Dementia Support Worker.
Our Dementia Café provides 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 other activities designed around the requests of cafe-goers.
The Dementia Cafe is run by the same member of staff, which means attendees can develop a good relationship with somebody who understand their interests, concerns and needs.
If you would like to attend the Café or just find out more, you can call Hornsey Housing Trust on 020 8340 6374. 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!
Note that the Dementia Cafe is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but we hope to have it up and running again later in 2021.