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Umbrella Dementia Cafes

Community cafés for people living at home with dementia

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Project details

Suggested by: Carolyn

Project partner: Koonung Cottage Community House

Budget

$75,500.00

Votes

265 votes received

We plan to deliver multiple “Umbrella Dementia Cafés” in our local community houses for people living at home with dementia, their carers and their family. Our Umbrella Dementia Cafés model provides a safe and encouraging social environment, where people can meet others in a similar situation, share ideas, support one another through their experiences and take part in lifestyle specific activities. Cafés also provide access to dementia specific information and appropriate local community referrals and services. Volunteers from the community houses will have specialist training to facilitate the cafés, empower choice within the group and foster inclusive connections.

The Umbrella Dementia Cafés model will benefit the community by delivering café events while achieving key priorities:
• Connect and re-socialise people with dementia to themselves, family and community,
• Deliver person-centred, culturally appropriate, human rights-oriented programs,
• Train volunteers, empower advocacy and attract to workforce,
• Provide dementia research, information, professionals and resources,
• Raise public awareness towards de-stigmatisation through fundraising, health promotion and events,
• Develop more cafés in other communities to create sustainability.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Carolyn

Project partner: Koonung Cottage Community House

Budget

$75,500.00

Votes

265 votes received

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JackG

16 Sep 2018

A great support group right within our local community!

SteveD

13 Sep 2018

Great cause! Thank you for helping support those with dementia and their families!

ykf128

06 Sep 2018

This is a wonderful project...

MichelleA

01 Sep 2018

An absolutely amazing community program that engages people with dementia, their carers and the wider community. Facilitated by the passionate and wonderful Kirsty and a dedicated team of volunteers. As someone with close family members impacted by this disease (as a sufferer and carer) this incredible community offering has been invaluable to our family unit. Caring, supportive....it is hard to put the tangible benefits it delivers into words. Such a worthy nominee - not just for the charity as a stand alone unit...but all it assists.

Carolynm

30 Aug 2018

Such a wonderful initiative. Well done to the volunteers of the Umbrella Dementia cafe. A fantastic community project for our community members living with or supporting someone with dementia.

Kkerwin

29 Aug 2018

Incredible work supporting and caring for community members with dementia.

TrishW

28 Aug 2018

A wonderful incentive by a wonderful woman doing wonderful work for our community!

BecThor

27 Aug 2018

An amazing thing you’re doing, so good for the community!

Kkerwin

19 Aug 2018

Awesome work in our community !

Claire M

14 Aug 2018

Such a great initiative.

Insert

14 Aug 2018

Great initiative - worthy of more support!

Beck

13 Aug 2018

Having been at the Umbrella Cafes I have witnessed the shared love and support they offer.

Susbeardo

13 Aug 2018

Such an amazing initiative within our community that is so important in supporting our people with Dementia and their careers but is also helping shift stereotypes and stigma about the disease by including primary schools and community members as volunteers and leaders. Run by the remarkable woman Kirsty who has the vision and passion to take this important project nationally. Good luck UDC! You deserve all the good fortune in the world!