ENTHUSIASTIC volunteers have taken over the running of Winsford Dementia Cafe after the Alzheimer's Society stepped down last month.

The new group has been funded and supported by the Cheshire Freemasons Charity and St. Andrew's Methodist Church.

The venue for the meetings remains unchanged at St Andrew's Methodist Church on Chester Road.

Volunteers Sarah Greenwood, Keith Howbrigg, Deryck Petty, Dave Smith and Bill Young all have first hand experience of how dementia affects family life.

The group now meets in the long room twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday between 10.30 am and 12 noon.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, April 23 when new and existing users will be most welcome.

The Dementia Cafe is for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers.

The group meets in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment where people with dementia and their carers can share experiences, ask questions and make friends with people in a similar situation .

Staff from Age UK and Alzheimer's Society have offered to attend to cover specific topics.

A selection of quizzes and board games are available to play and tea, coffee and biscuits are served.

Admission is £2 and this includes refreshments.

Plenty of car parking spaces are available at the church and the bus stop for the 29, 31, 37 and 37A buses is close by.

For further details call 07584 871633 where one of the volunteers will be pleased to answer any questions about the group and the activities.