The Bridge, a service which offers dementia advice and support in Hartlepool has recently moved to new premises at Greenbanks, Stranton, Hartlepool, TS24 7QF.
The Bridge, part of The Hospital of God Charity, is a free service which supports people living with a memory problem, those who have a diagnosis of dementia and their loved ones. It has supported nearly 1,500 people in Hartlepool to date.
One of the people who use the service said “I tell everyone about The Bridge and to pop in and meet the staff. From the minute we walked through the door, we could talk freely about anything”
The Bridge facilitates many groups such as coffee mornings, carers education sessions, The DEEP Group, Young Onset Group, Sing-a-long session and many more. They also have a 6 weekly newsletter which is sent out to keep all clients and families up to date with what is going on in the community.
The Bridge offer
- Dementia Advice
- Information to enable people to live well with dementia
- Support and training to carers, families, and friends
- Signposting to other services
- Practical and emotional support
- Group activities
- Home visits
- Dementia Awareness Sessions
Another person who access support said “I was struggling to look after my husband, once The Bridge came on board life became easier and I knew I was not on my own.”.
Anyone concerned about memory loss or who may have received a diagnosis of dementia may naturally feel worried and anxious. If you or your family member have any concerns then help and advice is available at The Bridge. You can contact The Bridge on 01429 868587 or email@example.com. The Bridge has recently moved to Greenbanks, Stranton, Hartlepool, TS24 7QT. Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
The Hospital of God has a long and proud history of working with vulnerable people living in the North East of England. Established in 1273 by Bishop Robert de Stichell to help poor and elderly people, throughout the centuries this founding ethos has been developed into a registered Charity and modern organisation meeting a range of 21st century needs.
Along with The Bridge, The Charity operates a range of services including care homes, community day services for people living with dementia or memory issues and their carers in East Durham and Hartlepool and Community Pastimes: a one-to-one service supporting people living with dementia or facing social isolation to be as independent as possible. The Charity also owns Almshouses in Greatham, Norton and Stockton-on-Tees enabling elderly people to live independently and 80 social housing properties and facilities which it leases at market rent. The Charity operates an annual grants programme, providing grant funding to local organisations to make a positive social impact.
Photograph shows (left to right): Catherine Cook, Christine Ward (Dementia Advisors) and Hannah Robertson (Senior Dementia Advisor).