Bread Baking at Stoneham Bakehouse

By Mark Drayton, Community Development Worker for Portslade & Portland Road. On Wednesday 26th September we held a Bread Baking session as part of the Brighton & Hove Older People’s Festival. The session produced some tasty flat breads, rolls and breads as the lucky participants got their fingers sticky with dough at Stoneham Bakehouse in Hove. … Read more

Coldean Dementia Café

TDC works with a community volunteer to host a regular Dementia Cafe in the lounge at New Larchwood in Coldean. The cafe provides a warm, safe and friendly place plus activities, refreshments and company to people with dementia and their carers. A few weeks ago, the group were pleased to welcome some animal visitors to … Read more

Supporting the Chinese Elders

Chinese Elders TDC Community Development Brighton

By Sayanti Banerjee, BME engagement and link worker.  This  year, TDC have continued our longstanding work with the Chinese Elders – a local Chinese older people’s group that meets weekly. Group members exchange knowledge and information about citywide services and celebrate Chinese festivals together. PC Tang the interpreter for the group has been volunteering for … Read more

Brighton & Hove Older People’s Festival 2018

Older People's Festival Brighton & Hove

The 2018 Brighton & Hove Older People’s Festival is fast approaching! It will take place between Monday 24th September and Sunday 7th October with dozens of events and celebrations across the city. The aim of this year’s festival is to focus on ageing well in Brighton & Hove and we’re once again looking forward to being … Read more

What can you do for Dementia Action Week 2018?

Dementia Action Week 2018 will take place on 21st – 27th May. An initiative of The Alzheimer’s Society, the annual event encourages people to improve the lives of people affected by dementia and this year sees a change from it being called Dementia Awareness Week to Dementia Action Week. During the week people across the … Read more

A big thanks to our volunteers at New Larchwood

TDC Community Development Brighton New Larchwood knitting

By Sue Sayers, Senior Community Participation Worker.  Last month I started to cover the post of Older People’s Worker for the North/Central area of Brighton. I am now based at New Larchwood, Coldean on Mondays – in the little office downstairs in the café area. The Café, called The Larches, is run by Impact Initiatives, and … Read more

Friends of Downlands Court celebrate for the second time!

Co-op local community fund

There was cause for celebration at the most recent Friends of Downlands Court committee meeting because earlier that week, Sue Sayers, their community participation worker, had been informed that the group had been chosen for the second time, to be one of three chosen local charities to receive a share of the Peacehaven Co-op Community … Read more

One step closer – a Dementia-Friendly workshop for Hangleton & Knoll

The Dementia Action Alliance came to the Hangleton & Knoll project

Hangleton and Knoll moved one step closer to becoming a Dementia Friendly Neighbourhood last Wednesday 29th November. Clare Hopkins, Community Development Worker with Older People, and our partners at the Hangleton and Knoll project, organised and hosted a Dementia workshop day at St Richard’s Community centre. Over 20 people took part in a Dementia Friends … Read more

Older People’s Festival 2017

Older people's festival 2017 banner

  As a part of the Brighton & Hove Older People’s Festival 2017, TDC invites you to a morning of celebration, discussion and cake! Join us to watch a short film about the amazing contribution Older People make to our communities then share your ideas with Councillor Mo Marsh – the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, … Read more

Chinese Elders – Dementia Session

By Sue Sayers, TDC Senior Community Participation & Development Worker.  As part of the ongoing work for the Dementia Action Alliance, I was delighted to present a Dementia friends Awareness session to the Brighton Chinese Elders Group last Friday the 27th July. PC Tang was there to interpret to a group of 20 Chinese men and women … Read more

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