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Garforth Kippax Methley Rothwell Wetherby Boston Spa

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 Wetherby  Boston Spa Alec Shelbrooke MP’s A guide to accessing quality Dementia services in

A guide to accessing quality Dementia services in our community, from your local MP.

Boston Spa Alec Shelbrooke MP’s A guide to accessing quality Dementia services in our community, from
Contents 3 What is Dementia? by Dr Lance Middleton 4 Garforth & Kippax: Neighbourhood Elders
Contents
3
What is
Dementia?
by Dr Lance
Middleton
4
Garforth & Kippax:
Neighbourhood
Elders Team (NET)
6
Rothwell:
Tea Cosy Memory
Café and more…
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Wetherby &
Boston Spa:
Wetherby in
Support of the
Elderly (WISE)
10 Useful contacts
12 Contact Alec

WELCOME

BY ALEC SHELBROOKE MP

By 2021 over 1 million people will be living with Dementia. Following my Dementia Summit in 2015 I’ve been working closely with volunteers in our communities to bring about one simple goal: to make the area I represent in Parliament the UK’s first Dementia Friendly constituency. This Dementia Directory supports that goal by bringing together details of local organisations in one place - so those living with Dementia and their carers know how and where to access first-class Dementia services locally. Twenty five years ago, when my own Grandmother was diagnosed with Dementia, there was little support and information available for carers. I wish now that she could have received an earlier diagnosis so we could

have found professional help much earlier. Thankfully, the outlook for families living with Dementia today is much better. Here in our area there are some inspiring organisations that make me feel optimistic that Dementia can be dealt with more effectively and compassionately. I’ve seen first-hand that this kind of support, delivered well and early on in a person’s Dementia journey, can lead to better outcomes. These truly inspirational support networks are not those provided by professionals but by community organisations such as the Tea Cosy Memory Cafe in Rothwell, Wetherby in Support of the Elderly and the Garforth Neighbourhood Elders Team. It remains my goal to help improve Dementia services for the people I represent in Parliament.

Alec launching his first Dementia Directory in 2015
Alec launching his first Dementia Directory in 2015

What is Dementia?

FACT Dementia symptoms are not simply a natural part of the ageing process: it is
FACT
Dementia symptoms
are not simply a natural
part of the ageing
process: it is a form of
brain disease.
Giving up smoking,
eating more healthily
and getting more
exercise can all play
a part in minimising
chances of developing
Dementia.

Dr. Lance Middleton, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

There are many different forms of Dementia, of which the best known and most common is Alzheimers. This is caused by the build up of abnormal materials called “plaques” in the brain, which disrupt how nerve cells communicate with each other.

The next most common form, Vascular Dementia, results from problems with the blood and oxygen supply to the brain following strokes. Other relatively common forms include Dementia with Lewy bodies which can be associated with visual hallucinations and Frontotemporal Dementia

which can be associated with disinhibited behaviour.

What are

the common

symptoms?

Mood changes – becoming unusually easily upset, loss of interest in things, and a loss of self- confidence.

„ Problems communicating – difficulty finding the right word and struggling to follow a conversation.

„ Sight and visual differences – problems judging distances which can cause

trips and falls, and misinterpreting patterns and images.

„ Memory loss – issues remembering recent events, though some people easily remember things from a long time ago.

„ Confusion about time or place – losing track of what time, date or season it is, and not

knowing where they are, even in familiar surroundings.

„ Problem solving difficulties – problems concentrating,

grasping new ideas or solving problems, and struggling with familiar daily tasks.

Garforth & Kippax

About Garforth Neighbourhood Elders Team

The Neighbourhood Elders Team works in Garforth, Kippax and surrounding villages providing support to older people over the age of 60 and their carers. The support covers advice, assistance, social activities, befriending, one to one support, friendship groups, events, outings, annual escorted holidays, newsletters, educational and leisure activities – always with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment for all.

– always with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment for all. The NET was first formed
– always with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment for all. The NET was first formed

The NET was first formed back in 1995, when the four churches of Garforth decided to team up to provide a befriending service where volunteers would visit older people in their own homes, have a cup of tea and keep them informed of what was happening in the local community. Since then, the NET has gone from strength to strength, becoming a charity in its own right in 2001, expanding north to take in Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes in 2005, and gaining funding from Leeds City Council as a Neighbourhood Scheme in 2008.

In June 2013 NET gained a permanent base at Dover Street in East Garforth and fully refurbished the interior of the purpose built building, to accommodate the older members of our community and as such has all facilities on one level. The large rooms allow NET to accommodate more clients and volunteers, with more events in comfort.

Garforth NET provides one-to-one support at home for carers of those living with Dementia: please telephone 0113 287 4784 for more information.

Decafeast

Decafeast Café and Luncheon Club, with musical accompaniment. Attended by healthcare professionals, Decafeast provides the chance to meet and talk with other people facing the same challenges as well as the opportunity to get advice from health care professionals.

Decafeast takes place on the first and third Thursday of every month at the main NET Offices at Dover Street, Garforth, LS25 2LP. Booking is essential, so to reserve your place, please telephone 0113 287 4784.

at Dover Street, Garforth, LS25 2LP. Booking is essential, so to reserve your place, please telephone

EVENTS

Monday

Aberford Connect

„ First Monday of each month, 2pm at Parlington House.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth. org for more info.

Carers Support Group

„ Second Monday of each month at 1:30pm at the NET Office.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info.

Tuesday

NET Knit and Natter

„ Every Tuesday at 2pm at the NET Office.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth. org for more info.

Garforth Lunch Club

„ Every Monday from 11:30am until 1:30pm at Halliday Court.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info.

0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info. Alec enjoying a special Tea Dance at

Alec enjoying a special Tea

Dance at Brigshaw High School

Wednesday

Swillington Connect

„ Second Wednesday of each month, 10am until 12pm at Primrose House.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info.

NET Lunch Club - Micklefield

„ Wednesdays at Churchville Community Centre from 12pm until 2pm.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 for more info.

Thursday

Decafeast Lunch Club

„ First and third Thursday of every month at the NET Office from 12.30 to .30pm.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info.

NET Coffee Mornings

„ Every Thursday at the NET Office from 10am until 12pm.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info.

Kippax Connect

„ First Thursday of each month at Mount Pleasant Community Centre from 10am until 12pm.

„ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org for more info.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre from 10am until 12pm. „ Ring 0113 287 4784 or visit netgarforth.org

Rothwell & District

Rothwell was the first Dementia-friendly area of our city, and the efforts here, tirelessly led by Peter Smith BEM, have in large part inspired my aim to help the rest of my constituency follow in Rothwell’s footsteps. In addition to the services provided by Peter, Rothwell is home to the Rothwell & District Live at Home Scheme (RLAHS). Between these two groups, Rothwell has a superb coverage of support and

activities for those living with Dementia.

Tea Cosy Memory Café:

Peter Smith’s Story

In 2002, Peter’s father passed away, and his mother came to live with Peter and his wife Liz. They quickly became aware of problems not seen previously which were diagnosed first as Alzheimers, and then as Vascular Dementia, caused by a series of mini-strokes that are far less noticeable than a “full” stroke. Peter’s mother quickly deteriorated, and he and Liz were forced to place her into care where she sadly passed away in October 2004.

During this time, Peter got increasingly involved in the work of Leeds Alzheimers Society, and finally joined them as a Home Support Worker in 2005. Over the next few years, he took a number of training courses, and decided to focus on setting up a “café” service in Rothwell, where nothing had existed before. The new vicar in Rothwell offered the Parish Centre as a venue and, in October 2011, the first Tea Cosy Memory Café was launched.

Since then, the Tea Cosy Memory Café has gone from strength to strength. Although the original intention was that it would be a service solely for those living with Dementia, it soon began to attract people who had learning difficulties, mental health issues, or were simply lonely or depressed. Today, average attendance is around 130 people every month. For an admission charge of £3, attendees get a full cooked breakfast and unlimited hot drinks. There is also a table top sale, raffle, bingo, and day trips to places of interest.

Rothwell’s Peter Smith BEM
Rothwell’s Peter Smith BEM

Building on the success of Tea Cosy, and the broader Dementia Friendly Rothwell scheme, Peter has worked with local pubs to set up weekly social events: on Mondays at the Hare and Hounds, and Tuesdays at the Black Bull.

Alec first met Peter in 2011 and since then has enthusiastically supported his work in Rothwell. Through Alec, Peter was able to meet the then Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street for a chat about Dementia work going on in Rothwell. In 2016, Peter’s work across Yorkshire was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, and he was awarded a British Empire Medal.

Peter continues to work hard on providing support to local shops and businesses in Rothwell to become Dementia Friendly, giving talks and guidance on awareness and how best to help those living with Dementia. Many shops in Rothwell now proudly display a “Working to Become Dementia Friendly” logo, and Peter is working hard to increase their numbers.

Peter can be contacted by telephone on 07845 935233, and is active on Facebook, where there are pages for all of his events in Rothwell.

EVENTS

Monday

Care n’ Hounds @ The Bull

„ Every Monday at 2pm at The Black Bull from 2pm until 4pm.

„ Ring 0113 288 9068 or see the Facebook page for more info.

RLAHS Soup and Sandwhich Lunch

„ Second and fourth Monday of every month from 11am at Haigh Road Community Centre.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or visit rothwellliveathome. btck.co.uk for more info.

Tuesday

Buddies at the Bull

„ Every Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm at the Black Bull, Commercial Street, Rothwell.

„ Ring 0113 288 9068 or see the Facebook page for more info.

Soup and Sandwhich

„ Every Tuesday at Woodlesford Parish

Centre from 11:30am until 1pm.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or

visit rothwellliveathome. btck.co.uk for more info.

Wednesday

RLAHS Movement to

Music

„ Every Wednesday from 10:30am at Northfields Community Centre, Rothwell.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or visit rothwellliveathome. btck.co.uk for more info.

RLAHS Active Minds

„ Second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 10.30am at

Royds Court, Rothwell.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or visit rothwellliveathome. btck.co.uk or more info.

Thursday

RLAHS Methley Luncheon Club

„ Every Thursday from 12pm until 1:30pm at Mickletown Community Centre.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or visit rothwellliveathome. btck.co.uk for more info.

Alec took Peter Smith to No10 to discuss Dementia-friendly Rothwell with former
Alec took Peter Smith to No10 to discuss
Dementia-friendly Rothwell with former

Prime Minister David Cameron

Cosy Corner Memory Café

„ Third Thursday of every month at Woodlesford Methodist Church from 2pm until 3:30pm.

„ Ring Pauline on 0778 060 1917 or visit the Facebook page for more info.

Friday

RLAHS Dancercise

„ Every Friday from 10am until 11am at Lofthouse Methodist Hall.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or

visit rothwellliveathome. btck.co.uk for more info.

RLAHS Fun and Fitness

„ Every Friday at 2pm

at Midland House, Woodlesford.

„ Ring 0113 288 0887 or visit rothwellliveathome.

btck.co.uk for more info.

Saturday

Tea Cosy Memory Café

„ First Saturday of every month from 9:30am at Rothwell Parish Centre.

„ £3 entry. Includes full breakfast

„ Ring 0113 288 9068 or email peter.smith011@

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Wetherby & Boston Spa

Wetherby & Boston Spa About Wetherby in Support of the Elderly Wetherby in Support of the
Wetherby & Boston Spa About Wetherby in Support of the Elderly Wetherby in Support of the
Wetherby & Boston Spa About Wetherby in Support of the Elderly Wetherby in Support of the

About Wetherby in Support of the Elderly

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is run by Mark Dobson and his team. Founded in 2003 WiSE offers a wide range of services for the residents aged 60+ in Wetherby and the surrounding villages.

For those living with Dementia, WiSE provides a weekly Dementia café, Meet Up Mondays, which runs from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Methodist Centre in Wetherby.

This session provides an opportunity for people to enjoy activities, lunch and to meet and talk with others facing the same challenges in an environment run by professionals.

It also helps carers and loved ones to form friendship groups and to offer some much needed respite.

They also provide regular Dementia awareness sessions. All WiSE events are Dementia-friendly and welcoming to all the community.

For more information contact 01937 588 994.

the community. For more information contact 01937 588 994 . Alec with local councillors at the

Alec with local councillors at the Annual Senior Citizens’ Lunch in Wetherby

EVENTS

Monday

Meet Up on Monday

„ Every Monday 1pm to 4pm at Wetherby Methodist Church.

„ Ring 01937 588 994 for more information.

Dementia Awareness. WiSE run regular Dementia awareness sessions. For more information contact 01937 588 994 of visit www.w-ise.org.uk.

Tuesday

Leeds City Council Age

Concern

„ Every Tuesday 10am until 1:30pm at

Wetherby One Stop Centre.

„ Ring 0113 222 4408 for an appointment.

Alec Shelbrooke and Mark Dobson share a vision to improve Dementia services across our part
Alec Shelbrooke and Mark Dobson share a vision to
improve Dementia services across our part of Leeds

and together with their teams they work closely to put the interests of the most vulnerable at the heart of their work in the community.

Thursday

Leeds City Council Age Concern

„ Every Thursday from 12pm until 3:30pm at Wetherby One Stop Centre.

„ Ring 0113 222 4408 for an appointment.

WiSE Knit One Purl

„ Every Thursday at 1:30 at Boston Spa Village Hall.

„ Ring 01937 588994 or vist www.w-ise.org.uk for more info.

WiSE Poetry Club

„ Every other Thursday at 2pm at Boston Spa Village Hall.

„ Ring 01937 588994 or visit www.w-ise.org.uk for more info.

WiSE Howlers

„ Last Thursday of every month at Wetherby Methodist Church

„ Ring 01937 588994 or visit www.w-ise.org.uk for more info.

Useful contact numbers in our area

Harewood

East Keswick

WETHERBY

Linton

Walton

Collingham

East Rigton

Thorp Arch

Boston Spa

Linton Walton Collingham East Rigton Thorp Arch Boston Spa Wike Scarcroft Shadwell Bardsey T h o
Linton Walton Collingham East Rigton Thorp Arch Boston Spa Wike Scarcroft Shadwell Bardsey T h o
Linton Walton Collingham East Rigton Thorp Arch Boston Spa Wike Scarcroft Shadwell Bardsey T h o

Wike

Scarcroft

Shadwell

Bardsey

Thorner

Scholes

Bramham

Barwick

in Elmet

Aberford

Woodlesford

ROTHWELL

Oulton

Carlton

GARFORTH

Micklefield

Swillington

Kippax

Great Preston

Mickletown

Methley

Ledston

Allerton

Bywater

* The Elmet & Rothwell Parliamentary Constituency.

call

for advice

call for advice Office of Alec Shelbrooke MP 01937 589 002 Leeds City Council Main Switchboard

Office of Alec Shelbrooke MP

01937

589 002

Leeds City Council Main Switchboard

0113

222 4444

Age UK Leeds

0113 389 3000

Carers Advice Line Leeds

0113

380 4300

Carers Direct Helpline

0300 123 1053

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

0344

411 1444

West Yorkshire Access Bus

0113

348 1903

Admiral Nurses

0800

888 6678

Alzheimer’s Society

0300 222 1122

Dementia Research Line

0300

111 5111

NHS Non-Emergency

111

West Yorkshire Police Non-Emergency

101

Dementia Research Line 0300 111 5111 NHS Non-Emergency 111 West Yorkshire Police Non-Emergency 101 11

ALEC

SHELBROOKE MP

Advice Surgeries By appointment (01937 589 002) Garforth Garforth Library, Lidgett Lane, LS25 1DU Rothwell
Advice Surgeries
By appointment (01937 589 002)
Garforth
Garforth Library, Lidgett Lane, LS25 1DU
Rothwell
Rothwell Library, Main Street, LS26 0AE
Wetherby
First Floor, 43 Market Place
Wetherby, LS22 6LN
I hold regular surgeries offering advice help and support to local people. To arrange an
I hold regular
surgeries
offering advice
help and
support to
local people.
To arrange an appointment,
please email me or call:
01937 589 002
Write to Alec House of Commons London SW1A 0AA t: 01937 589 002 w: alecshelbrooke.co.uk
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