We are so excited to add a carers café to the services at The Red Shed.
We have teamed up with Al’s Café who were originally based in the older peoples department at the local hospital. When older peoples services were relocated to another hospital, Al’s Cafe found a room at the local fire station. Then, when COVID hit, they became homeless.
The Red Shed Project has always planned to open a café on site and this is the perfect opportunity to provide a place for support, information and a little respite to those who care for people with dementia. We are using the church hall adjacent to our garden but look forward to the summer months where carers can enjoy cake and a cuppa in the sunshine on our patio.
We plan to invite other organisations to come along and provide details of their services so in addition to alleviating feelings of isolation we can ensure carers are well informed and have a tool kit to help them cope.
…..and looking at these photos I think we should buy ourselves a nice new sign!