About Our Group
All Sorts is a fun & relaxed group located in Ware for people with mild to moderate Dementia who want to socialise in an understanding environment whilst loved ones gain much needed breaks from their caring roles.
During the group people will be able to take part in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). This consists of a series of themed activities which when completed in a group has been evidenced as having a significant improvement in Memory, New Learning Skills, Language and Quality of Life.
At All Sorts we aim to promote the health, wellbeing and positive living of people with Dementia and their families by providing support and advice for the future.
WHERE & WHEN -
WARE ARTS CENTRE
Monday's - 10.30am to 15.00pm
Wednesday's - 10.30am to 15.00pm
Thursday's - 10.30am to 15.00pm
SAWBRIDGEWORTH CRICKET CLUB
Example of a day at All Sorts is:
10.30 - Meet in Ware Art Centre dining area for tea/coffee & biscuits.
11.00 - 12.00 - Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Activities.
12.00 - 13.00pm - Lunch (provided by us)
13.00 - 14.00 - Games, Socialising or charity project.
14.00 - 14.30 - Relaxation
14.30 - 15.00 - Tea/Coffee before going home.
If you would like to discuss our service further or have any concerns or queries then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Getting to Us
Ware Arts Centre,
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club,
(Access via CC Entrance or Bell Street Car Park)
FIRST SESSION IS FREE!
£30 per session thereafter
Cost includes all activities, tea/coffee & cold drinks, fresh fruit & a sandwich lunch.
Payment must be made by a Standing Order weekly
Unfortunately if you are unable to attend then payment must still be received however if we cancel the group for any reason you will not be charged for this.
If you are not already receiving it, please ask us about Attendance Allowance which is a non means tested benefit you may be entitled to that will help towards the cost of the group and/or other services you may have in place.
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to provide transport however if you have difficulty you may find the below information helpful.
Alternative Local Transport Links:
Dial A Ride:
This is a door to door travel service for people over 75 & anyone with a permanent disability.
You can apply for this service by calling 01992 556771.
CVS Community Car Scheme:
This service for East Herts helps people who don't have access to a car and are unable to travel on public transport get to where they need to go. This service relies on volunteers and can be booked by calling 0300 123 1677.
Telephone: 01279 498938
Ware Arts Centre
Meet The Team
Kelly (Owner & Team Manager)
After witnessing my own Grandfathers sad journey through his Alzheimers diagnosis and illness, I developed a passion for improving dementia services and supporting people to live well with dementia. I went on to acheive my diploma in Health and Social Care Services with Hertfordshire University and started to work in a variety of nursing teams for the elderly including hospital wards, residential care and community settings. After spending 8 years working in The NHS East Herts Early Memory Diagnosis and Support Service, visiting carers and people having received a new diagnosis of dementia I realised that there was a very real need for people with early-moderate memory problems to have somewhere they can go and feel a part of something pro active, social and stimulating that they felt they could fit into.
I went on to train in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and have now developed a fantastic team of care support staff and volunteers who assist in the running and implementing of activities. Every member of the team shows great understanding, patience and empathy as well as receiving regular updates and new training in dementia care and how we can best practice to ensure everyone who attends is happy with the support they receive. We also ensure there is a trained fist aider in every group.
All Sorts continues to be something the team and I are incredibly proud of and we will ensure we continue to provide an excellent service for people with dementia in our community.