We are delighted to announce that Abbeyfield Ferring has been successful in obtaining funding to provide a local dementia service in the Ferring area. The funding has been granted by Reaching Communities England, part of the Big Lottery Fund, which focuses on awarding grants to help make communities stronger and more vibrant places in which to live.
The service, which will be called Stay Active, will run for two days per week and offer people living with dementia the opportunity to enjoy activities with like-minded adults in a supportive environment. This may include trips out, well-being activities, exercises and therapies. Additionally, the service will provide carers with a well-deserved break and the opportunity to re-charge their batteries for a few hours a week.
Jacqui Swindells, Chief Operating Officer at Abbeyfield Ferring said ‘We are very excited about being about to offer this service locally from our new centre in Ferring. We have a number of operational factors to agree first but hope to start the service later this autumn. If anyone is interested, we are happy to take enquiries on 01903 240313 and we will contact people nearer the start date with more information.’