Digbeth gets Irish dementia centre

Digbeth gets Irish dementia centre
Volunteers, carers and clients at the opening

Birmingham Irish Association has launched a new Dementia Centre in Digbeth

Digbeth gets Irish dementia centre

It will run from St Anne’s Parish Centre for first, second and third generation Irish people throughout Birmingham who have dementia.

The service is free of charge and transport is available for anyone who may need it.

Family and friends are also welcome to attend to support the centre.

The service is intended to give carers some much needed respite.

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The service opened this week and Chief Executive of Birmingham Irish Association Maurice Malone said: “It is the first of its kind in Birmingham specifically for the Irish community and we are looking to our friends and patrons initially to help us.

“Research has shown that any successful centre is built on continuity, friendliness, adaptability and above all staff that are caring, patient and have an empathy for those suffering with mental illness.

“We are extremely grateful to the Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme funding which has enabled us to launch this vital service.

“We are accepting referrals from anyone with Irish heritage throughout Birmingham.”

If you are interested in volunteering or can help out in any way please contact Yvonne Price or Shelley Elliott on 0121 604 6111

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