Sundar Mann – monthly dementia cafe

On 22nd December, Yorkshire Evening Post published an article on services for older people in Leeds, including the following extract about Sundar Mann dementia cafe…

In Harehills, mental health charity Touchstone in partnership with Leeds Memory Service and others runs a dementia café, giving members of the south Asian community who have dementia, and their carers, a chance to come together to socialise.

Community development worker Hafizur Hussain said about 15 to 20 people attended the monthly sessions.

“It’s a safe comfortable environment where they can get together for a cuppa and a chat,” he said.

“The majority of people have been experiencing memory issues and it’s a one-stop service where people can come for information and advice as well as a social gathering.

“There was nothing like this for this community, so it’s unique.”

The cafe is open from 10:30am to 12:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month at Shine on Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS.

For more information, contact the Community Development Service.

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