This project was run from home through the post. It kept the café customers in touch with each other through sending notecards and memory boxes were created with diaries, scrapbooks and personal memorabilia. All the resources and information were sent through the post and over the phone over an 8 month time period.
Like many other groups and charities we were fortunate to receive funding to keep us afloat whilst we couldn’t be out and about in the community.
As our workload increased we received funding to employ 2 temporary part-time staff to look after the advertising and promotion of CAST and be extra pairs of hands.
We worked with the owner of St John the Evangelist Church to help him establish a community group to run and oversee community projects and activities.
These are the projects and activities we received funding for and the fundraisers we ran to support the café.
After the successful pilot for a dementia café we opened The Reminiscence Café, still in Central Methodist Church Hall and continued to provide dementia friendly activities and outings as well as being a social gathering for those in the community who are socially isolated or lonely. The Reminiscence Café has now moved into the AB&D Centre and is now called The Thursday Lunch Club. See ‘Our Lunches’.
This project saw us working with the community to identify heritage assets in Rossendale and place them on a register which will afford them some protection against future loss. It included historic and heritage talks about Rossendale and even though the project has been completed the community can still nominate heritage assets to go on a register.
This café ran for 16 weeks in Central Methodist church hall to asses the need for such a resource. As well as a café with a simple, healthy menu we also provided dementia friendly activities. It was a successful pilot at the end of which the attendees did not want it to close.
This project assessed a local building and its ability to accommodate all our planned community activities, office needs etc. Unfortunately the building needed a lot of repair work and the owners were not prepared to share the cost of the work required.
This is a cooking project in which we take 5 mobile kitchens to out to groups to run on site cookery courses. We have run courses with Inspire and with people living with dementia and their carers.
- Page 1 of 2