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Suffolk cafe will provide support to people with dementia

Suffolk cafe will provide support to people with dementia
19th March 2013

People with dementia and their families will soon be able to receive help and support at a new cafe in Newmarket, Suffolk.

Developed by the charity Sue Ryder, the cafe will open at Orbit East's Childwick House in the town on Thursday (March 21st).

It will then run between 10am and 3pm every Thursday and provide activities and support which will hopefully help those affected by the condition to manage better.

Jo Marshall, of Sue Ryder, told the Newmarket News: "We are delighted that we are able to offer more people in Suffolk the opportunity to access support through a Synergy Cafe."

Helen Petitdemange, business development manager for Orbit Independent Living, added that she hopes the café will help to address the challenges faced by people with the early stages of dementia.

A similar cafe was recently opened at Motherwell Football Club's Fir Park home. On opening, John Pentland, MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw, described the venture as a "invaluable service to the community".