New Dementia service to be launched in partnership with the Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme


Birmingham Irish Association is delighted to announce it will be launching a brand new Dementia Centre early in the new year which will be run from St Anne’s Parish Centre four days a week for 1st, 2nd 3rd generation Irish people that are suffering with dementia, it will be free of charge, lunch will be available and transport will be provided.

Family and friends are also welcome to attend to support the centre. This much needed service will provide an opportunity for the community and for the carers to have some much needed respite.

The service will open at the end of January 2016, but the BIA will accept referrals now.

Chief Executive of the Birmingham Irish Association, Maurice Malone said, “It will be the first of its kind in Birmingham specifically for the Irish community and we are looking to our friends and patrons initially to help us put this wonderful project together.

“Our research has shown that any successful centre is built on continuity, friendliness, adaptability and above all staff that are caring, patient and have an empathy for those suffering with mental illness. Therefore we are looking for some dedicated and passionate volunteers who would be willing to spend their time supporting those members of the community who are suffering from this dreadful illness.

“If you are interested in volunteering or can help out in anyway please contact Yvonne Price on 07948 379 049. We look forward to another great project for our great community.”