Bloomin’ Dementia is a charity based in Ruddington, which is where the idea was conceived. The main aim is to support people living with dementia to live independently in our community. The charity assesses a person’s needs and recommends a plan to meet them, offering a choice of care options that always highlights support available from the local community.
Bloomin’ Dementia also helps people complete application forms for Attendance Allowance benefits. Many people come to No. 4 Easthorpe Street looking for advice and information, after which the Bloomin’ Dementia team will complete an assessment and put a care plan into place.
We’ve started running regular coffee mornings for local residents affected by dementia, and these are proving very popular. It’s still early days but the charity is already extremely busy! We’ll keep you informed of opening times and how to contact us outside these hours as soon as we can.
We’re grateful for the many donations from local businesses. For example, the Ruddington Co-op has supplied tea and coffee; Ruddington Medical Centre has helped with funding; and many people have provided items for sale, with some special football-related items from Thomas’ the greengrocer.
Ruddington Golf Course is also supporting us, whilst Great Northern Inns and Nottingham Forest FC have been crucial to helping us get the charity off the ground. There are many more supporters and we’ll acknowledge you all at some point! It really is marvellous to see how Ruddington is coming together to support Bloomin’ Dementia.
We currently have five volunteers helping the charity by raising funds, running the coffee mornings, volunteering their time in the evenings, and generally raising awareness of the charity. If you’d like to get involved, please call BD on 0115 984 3703 (leave a message if there’s no answer).
More updates in a month or two!