We support the Carers of someone with Dementia, living in Crawley or
surrounding area, this can be a family member, friend, or professional. This can
be from a slight suspicion and wanting to know more, right through to being in
a care home and beyond.
We meet twice a week, on Fridays 10:30 am – 2 pm we have our lunch club at Tilgate Community Centre, where our members can come along with or without the person they care for, enjoy an uninterrupted few hours sit down, enjoy a meal that they haven’t had to cook, join in with a quiz, watch entertainment sing along and most importantly meet up with friends.
Tuesday evenings from 5 pm – 7:30 pm we are at Crawley Rugby Club, Willoughby Fields We courage our Carers to come along on their own, we know sometimes it is important to be able to talk without your Cared for listening.
Obviously, we totally understand that you may not be able to leave your loved one at home alone, so it is also absolutely fine to bring them along.
You can come along anytime from 5 pm, we eat at about 6 pm but you don’t have to eat you can just come and have a drink and a chat, you will find it very comforting to be around others that know what you are going through.
Our Carers usually go home more relaxed than they arrived and although it seems odd we do have a lot of laughter when we all get together.
You are welcome to pop in for a cuppa at either session but if you would like to join us for a meal we need you to ring to book a place a few days before on 07486 869939 or 01293 427067 (please leave a short message and someone will get back to you)
Our meals on Tuesdays and Fridays are two courses and cost £7
Tuesdays there is no other weekly cost paid to us however you will need an annual membership to the rugby club (our hosts) at a subsidized rate of £10 this is something we can arrange for you.
Fridays we do ask for subs of £2 which covers unlimited refreshments and other sundry items such as game prizes etc