Supporting Older Carers and People with Dementia
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all our groups are suspended while we follow government and clinical guidelines. There are options to meet via online sessions instead or connect with the service in other ways. Please see our Virtual Day Care for more information.
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, read about Age Exchange Day Care
Mondays 12.30-2.30pm is a mixed activities and social support session for older people receiving care and their carers.
Wednesdays 2-4pm provides arts and craft activities for older people receiving care and their carers from any area. No artistic experience necessary!
Thursdays 1-3pm is a creative activities and support session for those who are living with dementia and their carers.
Fortnightly Thursdays 11am-12.30pm is a group for under 65’s living with young-onset dementia and those who provide care as family, friends or staff. All welcome to join us for activities, and support.
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 CARING 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 café or garden area enjoying tea or coffee together.
FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
We 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 other services on 0208 318 9105