Dementia friendly cafe to open at Whitehouse Baptist Church in Ipswich

A new cafe is opening in Ipswich for people living with dementia and their carers. Picture: PA/think

A new cafe is opening in Ipswich for people living with dementia and their carers. Picture: PA/thinkstockphotos - Credit: PA

New weekly sessions for people living with dementia and their carers will start in Ipswich this month.

ActivLives, in partnership with the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust, is launching the ‘Friday Friends’ cafe on March 31 at Whitehouse Baptist Church.

Louise Bernard, Friday Friends co-ordinator, said: “This is an exciting new venture for all those involved and was the idea of the Seniors’ Group of the Big Local Trust who identified a need in their community to support those people living with dementia and their carers.”

The project is being backed by Lottery funding.

Volunteers will be running the cafe, which will provide refreshments, a two-course lunch and activities on Fridays from 10.30am until 2pm for people affected by the disease and from the wards of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more or booking a place should call Louise Bernard on 01473 345350.

The morning session of refreshments and activities costs £2.50 per person, while the two-course lunch is £4 per person.