Shrewsbury care provider supports dementia drop in sessions.

Rachael's Dad entertaining the folk at Diamond Drop In Centre
Rachael's Dad entertaining the folk at Diamond Drop In Centre

Home Instead Senior Care, based near Shrewsbury, is supporting Age UK Shropshire’s Diamond Drop In Centres to support local people with dementia and memory difficulties, their families, carers and friends.

Home Instead, based in Leaton Knolls near Shrewsbury in Shropshire, covering the town along with Oswestry, Ludlow and the areas in between, prides itself on offering the best senior care that anyone can buy.

Rachael Birchall is the director of Home Instead, which are global experts in the field of dementia and have helped to develop the Home Instead CARE training programme.

She said: “We are the experts in providing care for people living with dementia endorsed by our outstanding, unique,  City and Guilds accredited dementia training for our Caregivers and our incredibly dementia friendly, truly person centred care packages.

“Dementia is very challenging for all involved and we support anything which aims to educate help and ease the difficulties this condition can bring.”

The company is supporting and raising awareness of Age UK’s Diamond Drop In centres, of which there are six throughout Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

All the centres provide a chance to get to know others and share experiences in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The sessions provide members with support and information and an opportunity to take part in interesting activities, coordinated through a team of trained volunteers.

Places are still available and the small charge for each session includes tea and light refreshments, as well as the cost of all the activities that are arranged.

The two drop in centres in Shrewsbury are held at:

Shrewsbury: The Uplands

This Shrewsbury Diamond Drop In is held at The Uplands Day Centre in Bicton Heath. It opens on a fortnightly basis on a Tuesday, between 2pm and 4pm. There is ample free car parking or door-to-door transport can easily be arranged by taxi or through Shrewsbury Dial A Ride on 01743 450350.

Session charge: £5.50 for two people, which includes refreshments and all activities.

Shrewsbury: Monkmoor

Our second Shrewsbury Diamond Drop In Centre opened in April 2013 at the Forest Way Sheltered Housing Scheme in Monkmoor. It is held on a regular fortnightly basis between 11.00am and 1.00pm on a Monday. There is plenty of free car parking at the venue or door to door transport can be arranged through Shrewsbury Dial A Ride on 01743 450350. Session charge as above.

 If you would like to book a place at either venue, please call Neil Brookes on 01743 233 123 ext 252.

 If you would like to discuss dementia care in the home for your family member or loved one, please call Home Instead Senior Care on 01743 387650.



A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home