Humphrey Booth Resource CentreMarch 4 2015
The Humphrey Booth Resource Centre supports people with dementia and their carers living in Salford. The centre hosts a range of day services, carer support groups and acts as a venue for local community support groups.
The Poppy Day Centre has been specially designed as a relaxing, safe space for people with moderate to severe dementia. Facilities include purpose built gardens with safe flooring and seating areas; assisted exercise machines; a specially equipped bathroom to help people enjoy safe and pleasant personal care; a comfortable and relaxing quiet room; a therapy kitchen for assessment and cooking sessions and an activity and crafts room to help people keep physically and mentally active. We serve meals in our spacious dining area and our lounge facilities provide comfortable and pleasant surroundings for our service users to relax in.
Our highly trained health and social care staff support service users with a range of activities to meet their needs and interests, in a welcoming and safe environment.
Activities might include crafts, quizzes, music, and reminiscence games and discussions. Our staff also support carers and relatives and encourage them to use other services. Regular carers meetings are a chance to meet with other carers, chat, exchange experiences and relax.
The day centre is open five days a week between 8.30am and 5.30pm. GPs can refer patients who wish to use the day centre to the local social work or community mental health team.
Support for carers
Throughout the centre, we offer a range of support especially for carers, which you can dip in and out of, to suit your personal requirements. The café offers carers a calm, informal space to relax in and, if you want, to share experiences and support. There are also more formal meetings and forums where carers can share ideas and work with professionals to improve the quality of dementia services in the city.
Other support includes events and activities, information and advice; the use of assisted exercise machines and free internet. As the centre develops, we hope carers will help us to develop the range of support on offer.
A venue for local support groups
If you run a group and are looking for a welcoming, smart and flexible place to meet, then contact us. We already host a range of different groups including the very successful singing with dementia group – over 50 people meet at our centre each week.
We are looking for local people to support the resource centre. You could help in a wide variety of ways including meeting and greeting our visitors, helping in the café, clearing tables, helping in the information area and more. You will make new friends and learn new skills. We will provide support and training whilst you volunteer with us.