Volunteers enjoy seaside trip

Members of CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service enjoyed their annual trip to Hunstanton in glorious weather.

Volunteers enjoy seaside trip
04 July 2016

Nearly 40 volunteers from CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service (DCSS) enjoyed a sunny trip to Hunstanton recently.

This was the fifth time the service had arranged this trip and is aimed at giving dementia carers a day out. The trip offers fantastic support to carers who may not have the confidence to go out on their own, support of which is highly valued.

Their first stop was at Norfolk Lavender, giving everyone a chance to socialise whilst enjoying tea and biscuits and a quick stroll around taking in the beautiful plants.  This was a great way for carers to meet and chat together - thereby helping to reduce any feelings of isolation. It was then back on the coach for the short remaining journey to Hunstanton.

Fe Franklin, co-ordinator for the DCSS, said: "Some people walked along the prom, some headed for the shops and some made their way directly to the nearest ice cream seller! Of course, fish and chips for lunch was extremely popular and much enjoyed. It was such a delightful day and many new friendships were made. An anonymous volunteer very kindly donated money which  helped with paying for the coach transport so we owe a big thank you to them from us all."

More information about DCSS can be found here.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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