The Lighthouse – Edward Street HospitalDecember 19 2019
The Lighthouse is a community resource centre for people with dementia and their loved ones, The Lighthouse has a range of resources to support people to live well with dementia and stay independent for longer.
Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust is proud of the Community Dementia Hub it has built at Edward Street
Hospital in West Bromwich. Known as the Lighthouse, it provides an easily accessible dementia friendly hub for the
local community. It provides a ‘Living well with Dementia’ area where top tips are provided on ways to improve the
home environment to enable the person with dementia to stay home for longer. The welcome person is able to signpost the visitor to local resources relating to dementia and advise on the facilities available within the lighthouse, including its dementia friendly café, which is open 7 days a week.
Specially designed to provide a calm and relaxing space, The Lighthouse has a café, hair salon, prayer room, social club and cinema where people can relax, enjoy themselves and be pampered. Visitors can find out about dementia and how to live positively with the illness thanks to the education resources on offer, including a show flat with practical tips on how to make their home dementia friendly.
People in Sandwell who are worried about their own memory problems – or those of other people – are invited to a new monthly drop-in session.
Memory Matters takes place on the third Monday of every month from 10am-4pm.
Professionals will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to people who are concerned that they are becoming a bit forgetful, or are worried about a friend or relative. Experts including health professionals will be available at each session and will be able to assess whether someone’s memory loss is anything more serious, such as the onset of dementia, and direct them towards appropriate help and support.
No appointment is necessary, simply drop in. For more details, please call 0121 612 8224
Each area is a dementia friendly environment that offers support and guidance to people affected by dementia to help them live well and longer at home. Why not drop in and take a look for yourself!