Consultation launched in bid to turn day centre into Coventry Dementia Hub - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Consultation launched in bid to turn day centre into Coventry Dementia Hub

A CONSULTATION has been launched on proposals to transform the Maymorn Day Centre into a Coventry Dementia Hub.

The council-run centre in Holbrooks is a Monday to Friday day service for people with advanced Dementia.

However, prior to the pandemic, the number of people using the service had gradually reduced and the centre is currently open two days-a-week for a smaller number of spaces with a view to increase to three days subject to demand.

During the pandemic the council reviewed all day service provisions, exploring ways it could develop the service to better meet the needs of people living with dementia and their carers.

They canvassed the views of several organisations, people with dementia and their carers and put forward a vision for the new-look centre based on their feedback.

The ‘hub’ would provide a one-stop shop for advice and support, give people the chance to reconnect with others and provide a base for several organisations which provide services to people with dementia.

Services would be provided on and off-site and a single phone number would enable users to access the full directory of services and support available so people could be signposted as appropriate.

Support would be available to a wider cohort of people with dementia – from younger adults and those with the early onset of the condition to those with memory issues and no diagnosis.

We engaged with a number of organisations, people with dementia and their carers to seek their views on what was needed for Coventry and the vision below was created based on their feedback.

And a cafe would be available to provide a social space to for people to meet and interact.

Coun Mal Mutton, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “Dementia is such a cruel disease and we want to do what we can, with our partners, to help those with dementia as well as their family and friends, to get the best support we can provide.

‚ÄúThis is an opportunity to create something important and special and we want to get it right.”

The vision is aligned with the principle set out in the National Dementia Strategy that ‘everyone affected by dementia is enabled to live well’.

People should visit to have their say before the deadline of December 12.

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