Wymondham dementia support group celebrates birthday with new website

A support group for dementia patients and their carers in Wymondham celebrated its birthday with news of an extended service and new website.

The Wymondham Pabulum Cafe marked its 4th anniversary on Friday, which is set to open an extra 17 days a year from April.

The drop-in service, which is run by the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, has helped almost 50 couples since its formation in 2009 and organisers say demand is growing with more diagnosis and awareness of dementia.

Beatie Benion and June Brooker cut a 4th birthday cake and launch the new website for the Wymondham Pabulum Café.  © PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Beatie Benion and June Brooker cut a 4th birthday cake and launch the new website for the Wymondham Pabulum Café. © PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The cafe, which is held on the second and fourth Friday of every month, with the Singing Cafe on the third Friday of the month, will be held every Friday at the church centre in Fairland Hill from April 5 between 10am and 1pm.

Trevor Brown, chairman of the trustees, said the group would also be offering a transport service for users unable to make their own way to and from the cafe.

Users were also given a large screen demonstration of the group’s new website on Friday.

“It helps to raise our profile and we are connected to all the social care and health professionals and we get people from quite a wide catchment area from Diss and Attleborough areas,” he said.

The support group is calling on extra financial support as it costs £11,500 a year to run the pabulum cafe.

For more information, visit www.wymondham-dementia-support-group.org.uk or contact Trevor Brown on 01953 851796.

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