In the lovely village of Welwyn, is our friendly community café that runs once a fortnight. The café is a welcoming place full of smiles, laughs, and positivity.
The Community Café in Digswell is no more than a 10-minute drive for those living in the areas of Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Village, Hatfield, Tewin, Oaklands, Welham Green, and Essendon. It’s a cheerful place where people with dementia, along with their loved ones and carers can hang out and enjoy activities and socialise with fellow community members. It’s a place that welcomes everyone with open arms and understanding hearts.
The cafe is designed to spark joy and memories. Memory aids and nifty gadgets are encouraged that help jog those wonderful moments from the past. Whether it’s a catchy tune or a familiar picture, these little things can make a big difference.
And let’s not forget the activities! From arts and crafts to toe-tapping music sessions, there’s never a dull moment in a dementia-friendly community cafe. You can share stories, laugh, and connect with others who understand what you’re going through. Since we opened in 2017, it’s been a place where friendships blossomed and proud to support visitors who have continuously visited from the day we opened.
The community café is open to everyone, including individuals with dementia. It is designed to be accessible by including clear signage, good lighting, contrasting colours and seating arrangements. Our volunteers and Care Professionals from Home instead who support the guests are trained on dementia-related challenges and are skilled in providing support to all who are affected.
No booking is required, however, if you are looking to attend for the first time, Jane on 01707 240 650 who will prepare a warm welcome.
Sessions are held every other Tuesday in Digswell between 11:00am to 2:00pm. Activities are themed throughout the year and go all out on special days such as the recent Kings coronation and Festive times. To view the calendar and special days, please view our calendar from the link below or visit the Facebook Page.
Digswell Village Hall, 30 Harmer Green Ln, Digswell, Welwyn AL6 0AT. Get directions via Google Maps using this link.