All Sorts is a not for profit Dementia service based in East Herts. We can provide Carers Break, Companionship Services at home, Care Home Services and Social Groups.
All Sorts runs fun & relaxed groups located in Ware, Sawbridgeworth & Essendon 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. We also provide a range of entertainment sessions, live music and exercise classes.
THE FIRST SESSION IS ABSOLUTELY FREE
(After the First Session the group cost is £35 per day).
WHERE & WHEN -
HIGH CROSS VILLAGE HALL:
Monday's - 11.30 to 16.00
(Once per month our Monday group will be scheduled on a Sunday at the same time due to availability at the venue).
Thursday's - 10.30 to 15.00
SAWBRIDGEWORTH CRICKET CLUB:
Monday's - 10.00 - 14.30
Thursday's - 10.00 -14.30
ESSENDON VILLAGE HALL:
Wednesday's - 10.30 - 15.00
Example of a day at All Sorts is:
10.30 - Meet for tea/coffee & biscuits.
11.00 - Current Affairs and Reminiscence
11.30 - 12.30 - Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Activities.
12.30 - 13.30pm - Lunch (provided by us).
13.30 - 14.30 - Entertainment Or Professionally run session.
14.30 - 15.00 - Relaxation & Refreshment before going home.
Our Carers Break & Companionship Service at Home:
We can provide 2-3 hour home visits during which a Dementia Support Worker will complete Cognitive Stimulation Therapy based activities whilst carers can go out and have time for themselves on a weekly basis.
All of our support workers have completed the necessary Covid-19 safety courses and have been provided with full medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ready for when they visit you.
This service costs £15 per hour.
Getting To Us
High Cross Village Hall
High Cross, Ware
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club,
(Access via CC Entrance or Bell Street Car Park)
Essendon Village Hall,
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
Meet The Team
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 achieve 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.