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New dementia & alzheimers day center opening in Crawley



A new Dementia and Alzheimers day care centre is opening in Crawley.

Memories Day Care is having an open day on Friday 13th October from 10am to 4pm.

The Day Centre is committed to providing a uniquely personal Day Care service in the Crawley area.

They tailor their services to cater to individual requirements. The care plans are designed to incorporate clients wishes, encouraging independence and choice. Memories also offer Dementia care, recognising the impact this has on not only the individual but also their families, friends and loved ones.

All of our staff receive comprehensive training specifically designed for their company which enables them to understand the challenges and provide bespoke one to one care.

There is also a pick up / drop off service that they provide at no extra cost, this is a door to door service ensuring that all our clients get home safely.

Pick up will be between 9:00 and 10:30 and drop off between 15:30 and 17:00 We also offer a hourly service. This offers a shorter period of care if needed or allows people to try the centre and settle in slowly. Family members are also welcomed to stay and help with this.

There will be food and refreshments provided while clients are at the Day Centre.

A hot or cold meal can be chosen with snacks provided if required.

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Council have plans in place for ‘Beast from the East’

Salting operations are to continue throughout the period; snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.



Yellow warnings for snow in Crawley have been issued by the Met Office until Wednesday. Photo: MetOffice

Snowfall will be effecting most of the country over the forthcoming week and the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for snow as well as amber warnings for some areas.

Following these warnings, West Sussex County Council have said they have plans in place to keep main roads open.

A West Sussex Highways spokesman said:

“Precautionary salting operations will continue throughout the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

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“We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans IF and when we issue an instruction to do so.”

A further update will be issued later today.

The County Council’s winter campaign website page has several sections giving advice on ‘staying warm’ please click here.

If you know or look after someone who may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period, please help ensure they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

WSCC have offered some general advice including:

• Stay tuned in to weather forecasts.
• Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21°C.
• Check bedroom night-time temperatures and maintain it at 18°C or warmer.
• Keep warm and active and, if you have to go out, dress warmly and wear non-slip shoes.
• If you are concerned about your own health or welfare, or that of others, please alert the emergency services – details: emergency services.

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