Category: Whats on in Sheffield

Sheffield UK – South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition 2019 at Meadowhall Interchange – 1 to 7 July 2019

South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition 2019 at Meadowhall Interchange

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I am very pleased to confirm that the 2019 11th annual South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition will take place at Meadowhall Interchange between Monday 1st and Sunday 7th July 2019. Many thanks to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive for their support. The exhibition follows on from our successful 2017 and 2018 Exhibitions at Sheffield Cathedral.


Persons with memory problems or dementia, their family members and care and support practitioners are now invited to take part in the 2019 event.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Dementia is…’. Anyone affected by memory loss or dementia is invited to contribute creative art to the exhibition. This could be painting, poetry, sculpture, mosaic, photographs, music, video-based work, life-stories – in fact anything connected (even loosely) with the theme.

I also appreciate fully that the exhibition’s continued success relies to a significant extent on arts coordinators and other supporters providing opportunities for persons with dementia or memory problems to get creative. If you are in a position to do so, please support others to take part and come and see their work on display.

The main objective of the exhibition is to offer members of South Yorkshire’s dementia community an annual opportunity to showcase their talents and share their experiences of life lived with dementia.

Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition venue and see their work on display – and the exhibition is of course open to the public. As usual, trained, friendly, volunteers will be on hand to welcome people and, where the budget allows, refreshments will be available.

Information about parking is available on request but the easiest way to attend will be by train or tram.

If you register your interest a full Exhibition Programme for the week-long event will be sent out to you 4 weeks before the exhibition, and will include details of other activities associated with the exhibition which you might consider visiting.

I can confirm that the annual Dementia Futures conference is running on Friday 5th July at SITraN, University of Sheffield, at which postgraduate researchers from a range of disciplines explain their current PhD dementia research in plain English.

There will also be an ambitious National Dementia Spoken Word event ‘Mentioning Dementia’ held on Tuesday 2nd July in Sheffield at 38 Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 4DT.

If you have poems or stories or other literary work connected with the theme ‘Dementia is…’ and want to share these with the world please get in touch with David Reid as soon as possible (d.reid@sheffield.ac.uk) to register your interest.

This is intended to be a celebration of the literary talents of persons with dementia and those affected by dementia.

Following a competition held among the tremendously talented students at University Centre Rotherham between September and December 2018, on the theme of ‘Dementia is…’, we have a beautiful poster available to advertise the exhibition. Congratulations and thanks to Humairaa Hussain for her wonderful design.


How to get involved

Please register your interest in taking part in the exhibition now by sending me an email d.reid@sheffield.ac.uk or leave me a message on 0114 222 2060. A poster for the exhibition will be sent to all those who register and would like one. If you have not already confirmed you intend to take part in the exhibition please contact me ASAP – this will help allay my anxiety about what will appear at the exhibition and assist greatly with planning. Those who register will be sent the stunning exhibition poster designed by Humairaa Hussain and further details about submission arrangements, including timings and labelling. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please contact me if you have any queries.


David Reid

South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition Coordinator

School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield


Exhibition websitewww.sydcae.co.uk

Twitter: @SYDCAE

Facebook: SouthYorkshireDementiaCreativeArtsExhibition

Email: d.reid@sheffield.ac.uk

Sheffield UK – Dementia – Whats On – June 2019

Regular Events

Age UK – Events and Activities Click for details

DEEP Group – SHINDIG Monthly – Contact for dates/availability

Dementia Cafe – Gleadless Library Monthly

Dementia Day Care Contact for dates/availability

Dementia Friendly Sheffield Light Cinema, Click link for dates & Tickets

Heeley City Farm dementia department Contact for dates/availability

Parson Cross Memory CafeTuesdays, plus Monday and Friday for Young Onset

Porter Valley Dementia Cafe  First and third Thursday of each month

Remember When… A cafe for Body and Mind Weekdays

Sheffield Museums – Click link for dates

Sheffield Tea Room Mondays

Singing for the Brain Wednesdays

Young Onset Dementia Support Group, Monthly – Contact for dates/availability


Living with Dementia Facebook Support Group Click for details

3 Nations Dementia Working Group  Click for details

Dementia Alliance International Online Support Groups  Click for details

Other information Click for details


For Carers

Heeley City Farm – Frontotemporal Dementia Carers Group Contact for dates/availability

Sheffield Carers Centre Contact for dates/availability


 

Other Areas of South Yorkshire

Dementia Friendly Barnsley Click for details

Barnsley Carers Service Facebook Group Click for details

Doncaster Partnership for Carers Facebook Group Click for details

Rotherham Carers Facebook Group Click for details


One Off Events


This article may not list everything for people living with Dementia and their carers that is happening in Sheffield, feel free to contact me if I have missed something or if you have a future event you wish to be listed.


 

Sheffield UK – Parson Cross Memory Cafe

As part of the fantastic Unforgettable Me Project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, they will be delivering 2 weekly memory cafes here at Parson Cross-Forum, on Monday’s and Friday’s 9.30am till 11.30am.

These cafes will run all year round, excluding Christmas Holidays and Bank Holidays and will offer a great support network for people living with early onset Dementia and their family members.

They will also be continuing with their very popular Forget Me Not Memory Cafe on a Tuesday morning 9.30am till 11.30am (term time only) funded by the People Keeping Well in the Community Southey Owlerton Partnership and SOAR.

Also funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, is their late stage dementia project JABADAO.

This runs Monday’s (excluding Bank Holiday’s) 1pm till 2pm for people living with mid to late stage dementia and peer support for their carers.

Give them a call to find out more about this project.

Map of The Parson Cross Community Development Forum

Parson Cross Forum, 56 Margetson Crescent, Sheffield, S5 9NB.

Call 0114 3279727,

Email louisec@pxforum.org or private message them on Facebook or Twitter to find our more.


 

Sheffield UK, Young Onset Dementia Support Group

Earlier in the year, I contacted Young Dementia UK about the lack of support for people living with Dementia under the age of 65 and their care partners and families in Sheffield.

Then I was on the interview panel that appointed a  Young dementia UK co-ordinator for Sheffield.

It is so important for people living with Dementia to be involved in developing new services.

I am pleased to tell you that YoungDementia UK is launching a new monthly group starting on the 16 January 2019 for people living with Young Onset Dementia who live in the Sheffield area.

It will take place every month at

Graves Health and Sports Centre
Bochum Parkway
Sheffield
S8 8JR


It is chance to meet new people, try new activities and access information about young onset dementia.

Download a poster about the group here.

For more information please contact our Group Coordinator, Natasha Wilson at natashawilson@youngdementiauk.org


Additional Funding

As Sheffield is our 4th largest city and it is quite a way from the north of the city to Graves Health and Sports Centre I am seeking additional funding for a second group in the north of the city.

Any kind soul reading this that may be able to help could contact Natasha for more information.


Note for Professionals and Organisations

I would hope that people receiving a diagnosis of Young Onset Dementia, would be referred by their Neurologist to the group, at the point of Diagnosis where appropriate, via Natasha Wilson.

Associated Health Professionals who identify someone who would benefit from being included should also refer people along with other medical professionals the council and other organisations.

Equality of treatment and services regardless of condition is a right set out under the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

For more information please contact our Group Coordinator, Natasha Wilson at natashawilson@youngdementiauk.org

Sheffield UK, Porter Valley Dementia Cafe

Porter Valley Dementia Cafe opened on the 6th December 2018 for patients of the 5 GP practices in the Porter Valley area.  This cafe has been funded by the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for patients living with Dementia in the Porter Valley neighbourhood of Sheffield.

It is held at the Bents Green Methodist Church 172 Knowle Lane, Sheffield S11 9SJ.

Cafe’s take place on the first and third Thursday of each month.

dementia cafe poster

dementia cafe

Sheffield UK – Woodhouse & District Community Forum

About the Forum

The Forum was established in April 1998 following a meeting of local residents who shared a common concern to ensure that local facilities were improved – against a background of derelict shops and a palpable fear of crime – focused on the needs and welfare of the wider community, incorporating improved youth provision and quality of life for the large elderly population.

Since its formal inception in October 1998 the Forum has engaged key stakeholders to bring about a positive change in the community. This has led to a number of important initiatives including: a major push to improve transport connections with regular bus services now provided for the community.

The employment of Community Learning Champions, a Health Trainer, a Healthy Activities Coordinator along with a Project Manager, has built up an engagement programme with the community covering topics such as training, community audits and community health and well-being projects.

Vision for Woodhouse and District Community Forum

“By 2025, Woodhouse will be able to offer opportunities for all to be healthy, educated and active by building on the strengths of an inclusive community in a thriving and prosperous environment”

If you would like to become a member of the forum you can now use our online membership form.

To join click here to access Membership form.

also:

Activities / Events / Training Courses in Woodhouse

 


For more information

Address: – 2 Goathland Place, Woodhouse, Sheffield, S13 7TE.

Map of 2 Goathland Pl, Sheffield S13 7TE

Phone: 0114 2690222

Email: mail@mywoodhouse.co.uk

Website: Woodhouse & District Community Forum

 

Sheffield UK – Heeley City Farm’s Dementia Department

Heeley City Farm’s Dementia Department provides a hub of support for carers for people with Dementia through Carers groups and info’ support; and also to help people with dementia through Animal Assisted Therapy and other creative resources.

In 2015 Heeley City Farm opened a dementia department. Ran by Lee Pearse, with help from his brother Andrew, who cared for their mother, Valerie, for over 12 years. Valerie had a rare form of Dementia called Frontotemporal Dementia (formerly known as Pick’s Disease). today the Dementia Department host many events across the city of Sheffield, they hold a ‘Carers Group’ for carers of people with FTD on the second tuesday of every month, they have launched ‘Farming Comes To You’, an initiative were the animals of the farm go into care setting for Animal Assisted Therapy. Farming Comes To You has already been in care homes, Cultural Dementia City event at Sheffield City Hall, International Older Persons Day in Sheffield City Centre and the Celebration Event for Carers Week at Hillsborough Arena.


Address: Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT

Phone: 0114 250 5110

Email: info@heeleyfarm.org.uk

Map of Heeley City Farm


Frontotemporal Carers Group

On the second Tuesday of every month we hold a support group at the Farm for people who care for people with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), formerly know as Pick’s Disease.

In April 2016 the group started and has grown since with many for the people who came to the first meeting still coming today! New members are welcome, you can either just come down to the group when it is on or call before hand to get extra information.

The group is very informal, come down for tea and a biscuit, join in in the conversation or just sit and listen. The group is run by 2 brothers who’s Mother had FTD, they understand how daunting being a carer can be and how little knowledge and support there can be for carers, especially in the world of FTD – a very rare form of Dementia.

The group is in place for people to come and chat about experiences, ask questions to others that might be going through the same thing, share coping mechanisms or just to get things off your chest.

For more info on the group contact Lee or Andrew on 0114 258 0482 or email lee-pearse@hotmail.co.uk

https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/event/ftd-carers-group


Dementia Friendly Art Workshops

Alex, our Dementia Department Project Officer, runs Nature Based Dementia Friendly Art Workshops in care setting or here at the Farm.

Farming Comes To You (FCTY) is a initiative set up by the Dementia Department (along side The Valerie Foundation) were we take the animals from the Farm and take them to care settings, for Animal Assisted Therapy sessions, so that people who are isolated, living with dementia and potentially missing the outside world can interact with animals.

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has had research into it to find the benefits for people with Dementia. AAT has proven to help relieve symptoms in people with dementia, most notibly, agitation and anxiousness.

Animal interactions can have a calming effect on people and someone with Dementia who might not necessarily communicate their agitation can show a more calmed demeanour.

Sheffield UK – Frontotemporal Dementia Carers Group at Heeley City Farm

On the second Tuesday of every month we hold a support group at the Farm for people who care for people with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), formerly know as Pick’s Disease.

In April 2016 the group started and has grown since with many for the people who came to the first meeting still coming today! New members are welcome, you can either just come down to the group when it is on or call before hand to get extra information.

The group is very informal, come down for tea and a biscuit, join in in the conversation or just sit and listen. The group is run by 2 brothers who’s Mother had FTD, they understand how daunting being a carer can be and how little knowledge and support there can be for carers, especially in the world of FTD – a very rare form of Dementia.

The group is in place for people to come and chat about experiences, ask questions to others that might be going through the same thing, share coping mechanisms or just to get things off your chest.

 

Address: Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT

Phone: 0114 258 0482

Email: Lee Pearse

Map of Heeley City Farm

 https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/event/ftd-carers-group

 

 

Sheffield UK – Dementia Day Care

It is possible to arrange some dementia day care privately, but for most people it is arranged, and charged for, as part of their care package. The aim of day care is to provide a change of scenery and an element of stimulation for the person with dementia, but it is also useful to provide some care cover to enable the carer to have a break or work part time.

Below are some examples of day centres you may wish to contact to discuss the possibility and availability of care. In addition, you may find it useful search for Day Centres and Lunch Clubs on the Sheffield Directory. www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk  

Darnall Dementia Group

St Albans Church
20 Chaplewood Road,
Darnall,
Sheffield,
S9 5AY

(0114) 226 2116
07948 426428
darnalldementia@yahoo.com
www.darnalldementiagroup.co.uk

Age UK

The Wellbeing Centre
Centre in the Park,
off Guilford Avenue,
S2 2PL

Tel: (0114) 250 2850.

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