Like you, we ‘care’ for those living with dementia…

Dates for your diary

Poppy Café – open every Tuesday morning from 10-30 to 12.30pm

Poppy Café resumed in the Meeting Room at St. Andrew’s Church, Holt, on Tuesday 28 July and will be open every Tuesday morning from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Careful thought has gone into opening the Café safely and, although arrangements are slightly different, everyone attending has appreciated the opportunity to meet up again. Individual activities are organised but most people enjoy the chance to chat and catch up on news.

Currently carers are given the option of leaving their loved ones at the Café and having some respite time by themselves in town.

Poppy Home Visiting resumed on 31st August

Our Home Visiting service provides additional support for people with dementia, their carers and families, in their own home environment. Throughout lockdown the volunteers provided an alternative form of support by way of telephone conversations, until it was possible to resume home visits.

Poppy PM recommenced on Thursday 8th October

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, from 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, our Poppy PM volunteers will be pleased to welcome you in The Meeting Room at St. Andrew’s Church, Holt, NR25 6BB.

Poppy PM offers a similar service to the Poppy Café for those living with dementia and aims to provide an opportunity for carers to leave and have time to themselves.

Clients are assessed to establish their suitability for enjoying this free service.

Our other services

We hope the gradual reopening of the services above will lead to all our services resuming in 2021, as clearly the present situation is very difficult and challenging for both our clients and their carers. This will be a step by step process to ensure that safety continues to be the underlying focus at all times but we are now on our way.

Volunteers’ Meeting

The next scheduled meetings are as follows:

  • Volunteers’ Meeting – Monday 16th November at 2.00 p.m.  Please note that due to the latest lockdown the meeting will be held via Zoom.
  • Working Committee Meeting – Monday 7th December at 2.00 p.m. in the Meeting Room

If you are unable to attend, kindly let Kate know in order for your apologies to be minuted.

Training Courses for Volunteers

For more information please email the Administrator:  holtdementiagroup@outlook.com

Our volunteer handbook is available at the Poppy Café.  Please ask a co-ordinator for your copy if you have not received one.

Details of the our poster and brochure may be downloaded as pdfs: