We are a small voluntary group existing financially via fundraising events, small grants and support from local organisations such as The W.I. alongside the goodwill of people who donate a small amount to help us do what we do.
We work alongside the medical professionals and charities locally to offer support that we believe is needed, because to be able to talk to someone who "gets it" - as they have actually experienced all of the emotions and difficulties that you are personally facing now as a carer for your loved one, is a resource that we both desperately needed at the time, but sadly never had. - If we can make a small difference by sharing our own experience, then this is why we do this.
We have found that one of the best ways to achieve this is through the gateway of a dementia friendly cafe environment.
So we run four cafes locally in Wellesbourne, Tysoe, Shipston-on-Stour and Compton Verney. Through these cafes and hopefully through the other information available on this website, which is being constantly updated, we can help others who are traveling the road we both travelled over the last few years.