Dementia Friendly Congleton Group meeting minutes 16.01.18

The Dementia Friendly Congleton Group meeting took place recently, full meeting minutes HERE.

Highlights include:

Item 4. Dementia Statistics for Congleton. Figs received from Cheshire East were estimates from 2014 giving the number at 5042 (whole of Cheshire East) raising to 6710 by 2020. Clare Sheard debated these figs trying to get them down to a more local level. We ended up with 950e (Congleton Local Area) and 450e

(Congleton as a town).

Item 5. Diane has contacted Ann-Marie Snelson re getting a list of local Champions. Work in progress. Jess to set up champion workshop. We need to fill in the document MS circulated to build up a “need” for a local workshop.

Item 5. S.Foster to write to CEBC leader regarding the closure/future.    Steve wrote prior to xmas to both the leader and ward members as yet has not received a reply.  Sent a copy to Guy Kilminster (16.1.17) who has recorded receipt and will take it to R.Bailey (CEBC Leader). Clare has an example of a local council supporting a group to take over an ex NHS centre.


Drop In Sessions / activity Programme.

Full programme issued last week.  Still, have free days to fill ( Mon / Tues)

Old Saw Mill (OSM) Afternoon Tea and Activities (every other Wed starting 7th Feb) 2pm to 4pm.

MS put together a poster and issue to all for displaying wherever we can generate interest for this event.

Would members please contact organisations / individuals who may be able to provide some activities for these sessions. We are okay until and including 21Mar but will need activity from 4th April (fortnightly) onwards.

Please let MS know if you have arranged anything so that it can go on the calendar.

Kathy Slater to discuss with The Chappell Centre Mossley regarding some Mon /Tues activity.

Inclusive Swim Sessions. First one disappointing turnout, however the staff were great. Need to get the message out about these sessions, next 3 are Sat 17th Feb, 3rd March and 21st April.

Next Meeting:-  Tuesday 13th Feb



Future Meeting Monthly until end of March then look to move to 2 monthly.

Next two meetings are:-  Tuesday 13th Feb and  Tuesday 13th March.

 2.00pm, Old Saw Mill.

Senior Forum meeting minutes

Congleton Senior Forum meeting took place recently, download the full meeting minutes HERE.

Highlights include:

Dementia Steering Group Plans.
Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions.
Need to broaden the scope of organisations/ people going through Dementia Friends awareness sessions.
Create a signing in sheet to record attendance/ information so that we can build up a picture of success/ numbers achieved.
Programme in hand to cover WI, MP & Staff, Lawton house Surgery, MS has contacted Readesmoor. Need to contact the hubs to see if they want any sessions. Also look at Schools and Uniformed organisations (Scout, ATS,Brownies etc)
Events/Activity Programme.
Programme is growing slowly, Mon / Tuesday currently blank days.
Need ideas to support the Wednesday PM sessions at The Old Saw Mill, MS looking at some art provision, Johnny could do a session on One You Cheshire, Library Memory Boxes, Jill Cox EOLP, Sing a long sessions (S.Jacklin to follow this up),Dancing etc.


Senior Health And Wellbeing Fayre – Tuesday 16th Oct 2018
Focus on Connected Community Hubs and Dementia as the theme for 2018 Fayre.
Use main hall only, tea / cakes at the stage area to entice people to visit as many of the exhibitors as possible.
MS discuss with Dan Coyne and Mark Gleave.
Sub Group :- MS, Sarah Jacklin, Anna Bignell, Johnny Gorman and either Dan Coyne or Mark Gleave.
Next meeting Tuesday 27.3.18. Full Senior Forum, will then set up subgroup meeting dates.


Next Meeting:- Tuesday 27th March, 3.00pm Spencer Suite, Town hall.