A FREE training course for people who are informal carers
of people with dementia

  Canford Magna Centre, Canford Magna, Wimborne, BH21 3AF

Summer 2021

Looking in to the legislation on Covid 19 restrictions under the heading of Support Groups we are allowed to hold a meeting of up to 30 people. However we believe in our Hall there should be a maximum of  20 and we have planned for that. We have put together a risk assessment for the meetings to ensure you that all safety precautions will be taken. We wish to make this course as risk free as possible but hopefully not enough to spoil an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere.

The kitchen initially will be closed and you are invited to bring your own drink if you wish. Bottled water will be provided.

If restrictions change we will reassess this.



July 14th

Introductions - Meet the Committee

July 21st

Medical Aspects - Consultant, Dr Dino Matthews

July 28th

Social Services - Rebecca Meaning
Benefits - Lynne Fossey

Aug 4th

Memory Assessment Service - Geraldine King

Aug 11th

Poole Life Line - Lorraine Ayres

Aug 18th

Continence Nurse - Mary Smith 

Aug 25th

Occupational Therapy/Communication - Marta Adamus

Sep 1st

Legal Matters - Deborah Pearce

Sep 8th

Carers Outreach Worker - Fran Harper

Sep 15th

Carer Support Lead Poole Hospital - Karen Uphill
Dementia Nurse Poole Hospital - Lynsey Moore

In addition to courses, Oakley Friends meet on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) at the Canford Magna Centre, 10.30am to 12.00 noon. 

For further information or to book a place on the course please contact:

  Judy Barnes   01202 021705
  Ann Nicoll   01202 690554

or email:


















10 sessions  15th April to  17th June 2020

Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.00 noon (speakers) (12:30 Finish)



April 15th

Introductions - Meet the Committee

April 22nd

Medical Aspects - Consultant, Dr Dino Matthews

April 29th

Social Services - Rebecca Meaning, Dorset & Fran Harper, Poole

May 6th

Alzheimer's Society - TBA & Benefits - Sara Street

May 13th

Memory Assessment Service - Geraldine King

May 20th

Occupational Therapy (OT)  - Marta Adamus

May 27th

Poole Lifeline - Lorraine Ayres

June 3rd

Continence Nurse - Mary Smith 

June 10th

Legal Matters - Deborah Pearce

June 17th

Dementia Nurse, Poole Hospital - Lynsey Moore
Pals Office, Poole Hospital - Karen Uphill


Topic to include:

Medical Aspects, Memory Assessment Service, Legal Matters, Occupational Therapy (OT)
Alzheimer's Society, Benefits, Continence Advisor, Social Services and Poole Lifeline
plus a Question & Answer session

A detailed programme will be published when dates, topics and speakers
have been confirmed.