Out & About is a respite service, providing stimulating and fun days out for able people, with early stage Dementia, who are still active and not ready to attend a day centre. The service is designed to give carers a welcome and much needed break.
There are 8 places on each service. Places are assigned after a successful assessment. In Maidenhead there are two services, each group meeting on alternate Tuesdays. In Windsor, we meet every other Thursday. Each service meets at 10.00 am before going out for the day, returning between 3 pm and 3.30 pm. Our programme is very varied, providing the opportunity to do things you have done in the past, or perhaps have a go at something new. Lunch is included, whether it be a picnic or a meal at a pub or restaurant.
To be eligible to take part in this respite service, you must:
- Have been diagnosed with early stage Dementia
- Be mobile. We don’t do hikes, but you must be able to participate in a general stroll
- Be able to manage the steps of a minibus
- Be able to manage your own personal care
- Have transport to and from the service
- Commit to using the allocated space on a regular basis.
The service is led by Sandra Williams, our Out & About Service Coordinator, supported by a team of dedicated and experienced volunteers, who all have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificates. The many venues we visit are all risk assessed, mindful of the individual needs of each attendee. The service is heavily subsidised by Alzheimers Dementia Support. We request a £20 donation towards each outing, which includes refreshments, lunch, travel and admission charges.
Please contact Sandra for further information about the service and/or to put your name down on the waiting list by:
Emailing Sandra: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her on 07593 661848
There is a waiting list for this popular service, so please put your name down ASAP.