LET'S TALK FOOTBALL
Over the last couple of years, Birmingham County FA has increased the support on offer to former players and supporters diagnosed with Dementia as well as supporting their friends and families by hosting Dementia Café sessions.
Each month, we host a session at our Ray Hall Lane HQ premises and you can sign up by completing the form below.
With different topics each session, and attendees taking a lead on what they would like to speak about, there is plenty of opportunity for a coffee and a laugh whilst reminiscing through memories. Once you have completed the form, we will be in contact to confirm all details.
In 2019, Joe Robinson, Football Development Officer at Birmingham County FA, said: “Seeing the growth of our Dementia Café and the positive effect it has on the lives of all those in attendance is fantastic to see. Our goal is for more clubs, both at professional and grassroots level, to open their doors and provide a similar service to their communities, which allows individuals and their families with a common passion to have a place where they can talk about all things football related. Something as small as providing that opportunity can have a huge impact on the quality of life for those living with dementia and also provide some comfort and respite for their loved ones.”
Now in 2022, we are pleased to confirm that clubs in our region are offering sessions and you can find the details below:
Aston Villa FC
Every Monday, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Villa Park
To Sign Up: email Michelle.King@AVFC.co.uk or call 07557 484444
Sky Blues in the Community, DementiaActive.
Every Monday, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Jubilee Sports Centre, Nuneaton, CV10 7EZ
Every Monday, 10am - 12pm, AT7 Centre, Coventry, CV6 7GP
Every Friday, 10am - 11.30am, St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Warwick, CV34 4QY
To Sign Up: email Jack.Clemons@sbitc.org.uk
West Bromwich Albion FC
Every Wednesday, 2.30pm - 4pm, Hawthorns Stadium Media Suite
To Sign Up: email Chris.Winston@AlbionFoundation.co.uk