Supporting Older Carers and People with Dementia

We work with carers at The Exchange in Blackheath, giving  you advice, support and somewhere to relax and have fun. We run the following groups:

DAY CARE SERVICES

We welcome referrals for people with dementia and their family carers to participate in Age Exchange’s Day Care Service, which are group activity sessions, twice weekly; For more information on Day Care or to make a referral, please see the Age Exchange Day Care page HERE

INSPIRED CARING

Mondays 12.30-2.30pm is a mixed activities and social support session for older people receiving care and their carers.

ARTFUL CARING

Wednesdays 2-4.pm provides arts and craft activities for older people receiving care and their carers from any area. No artistic experience necessary!

CREATIVE CARING

Thursdays 1-3pm is a creative activities and support session for those who are living with dementia and their carers.

SUNDAYS AT SUNFIELDS

Fortnightly Sundays 1-4pm is a newer group welcoming ALL older people and their carers to join us for lunch and lighthearted activities, including reminiscence, arts and music. Sunfields Methodist Church, 95 Old Dover Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 8SJ

1:1 CARInspired CaringING TOGETHER SERVICE FOR CARERS

This initiative provides the opportunity for carers to receive individually tailored support. During sessions we are able to organise respite on-site at Age Exchange, with our volunteers staying with those who receive care in our Cafe or garden area enjoying tea or coffee together.

 

FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

Inspired caring 2We are able to work 1:1 with a limited number of those who are isolated and unable to leave their homes, whether this is due to symptoms of dementia, agoraphobia, mobility issues, or for another reason.

We welcome anyone identifying as a carer whether they are family, friends, neighbours, agency workers, live-in carers or staff looking after someone. If you would like to access any of these services, please send us a message or call Aga (for Day Care), Jacqueline or Alex for other services on 020 8138 9105