24 May 2019
Dementia café opens in headingley care home for Dementia Action Week
A Leeds care home has transformed a room into a Café which will be open to the community as a Dementia Cafe.
The Halcyon Tea Rooms was officially opened by Leeds new Lord Mayor Eileen Taylor on Friday 24th May as part of Dementia Action Week.
Staff and residents at Anchors Halcyon Court care home in Headingley have been working on the café over the last few months. The café will provide an opportunity for people to socialise and get much needed face-to-face support. It can provide people with dementia and carers a platform to talk openly about living with dementia within a relaxed and informal environment.
Halcyon Court Manager Laura Clark said: “We’ve all been working really hard to finish the café off in time, it’s looking great and is a really stimulating environment, we can’t wait to start using it. The café will be a great focal point for our residents and we’re really hoping to engage with older people in our community especially those living with dementia who are looking for place to go where they can socialise in a safe and friendly setting.
The café will be open to the public on a regular basis for more information on Halcyon Court and their Dementia Café, contact manager Laura Clark on 0800 0854319.