Norfolk Cakes and Mates

Norfolk Cakes and Mates

Cakes and Mates in Norfolk was set up in September 2014 and has just celebrated its 1st birthday. The group is effectively an off-shoot of the local Get Connected group and was designed to provide another social outlet for the people Heritage Care supports in Norfolk. Tenants at Dereham Road organised the first session and sent out invites to the people that Heritage Care supports in the area. They were very successful and the first session was well attended. A name was chosen for the group and it was also decided that they would meet on the last Thursday of every month. Cakes and Mates is now regularly attended by between 10 and 14 people who are being supported plus their carers. They all enjoy chatting, laughing and planning plus each meeting, obviously, involves some lovely cake. The tenants of Dereham Road enjoy hosting the sessions and, having successfully done this for a year, are getting more ambitious. At the last meeting it was agreed that the tenants, along with their support staff, will plan a summer ball. Also, 18 of the attendees took part in the Memory Walk in Whitlingham, Norwich on 27th September. The walks are organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and took place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland throughout September. The aim was not just to raise money; according to the Alzheimer’s Society website:

“People of all ages and abilities can join in, from grandparents to grandchildren, and even your furry four-legged friends. It’s a day for everyone to come together, celebrate loved ones affected by dementia, and raise money to reclaim the future.”

To find out more about the group please contact Josie Bennington (josie.bennington@heritagecare.co.uk). Happy birthday to the group.