Meeting Centre

Our ‘Meeting Centre’ offers advice and support to those newly diagnosed with dementia and their families. It’s a meeting place where you can share the day together in a welcoming and safe environment, gain support from staff, share experiences with those in a similar situation and enjoy a range of activities.
Care

Advice & Support

Dementia Care

Features/Facilities

Open Wednesdays 10am – 3:30pm

Modern purpose built facilities

Fully accessible

Activities, advice and support for those new diagnosed and their carers/families

Coffee, tea & refreshments

Bus stop outside Royal Court (No. C bus service)

What is a Meeting Centre?

Meeting Centres provide a place where people can understand and adapt to living with dementia.  It offers person-centre support for those with dementia together with and their friends and family.

It is a concept which was developed in the Netherlands where it has been successfully established for over 10 years ago.  It is now found in the UK and with guidance from the University of Worcestershire, this is the first one to open in Gloucestershire.

It focuses on supporting anyone with early onset, mild or moderate dementia and their families living in Gloucestershire

Come and visit us

Come and visit us on Wednesday between 10am and 3:30pm to get an immediate feel for the warm, happy and relaxed atmosphere of the meeting centre day. You are welcome to join us for a coffee, meet Yvonne and Georgina and find out more. If it is difficult to visit us, we are happy to come and visit you.

The meeting centre is based in our Royal Garden Community Hub building on Fiddlers Green Lane in Cheltenham. Please come direct to the Hub building which is straight ahead of you as you arrive into Royal Court’s drive. On the left you will also find our assisted living home Royal Court.

There is a bus stop outside Royal Court (No. C bus service).

Activities, Advice & Support

All sessions are built around the interests and hobbies of the guests and will include;

Friendly and informative discussion groups

Assistance and support with practical, emotional and social issues

Activities such as gardening, walking, reminiscence, singing, dancing, creative sessions

Regular one-to-one advice and support

We welcome involvement from organisations and individuals in our community to raise awareness of dementia, reduce social isolation and promote more inclusive services for those living with dementia.

Opening times

The Meeting Centre is open on Wednesdays 10am-3.30pm.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we provide day care at the Royal Garden Hub, for more information below.

Refreshments

Come and enjoy a coffee, tea or other refreshments with our team in a relaxed welcoming environment.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch. There will be cake in the afternoon.

Fees Information

There is a cost per day but please get in contact for details.

Royal Garden Community Hub
Fiddlers Green Lane
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL1 0SF

Yvonne Kelly-Fox & Georgina Kirby

Yvonne Kelly-Fox
& Georgina Kirby

DEMENTIA SUPPORT WORKERS