Service Manager Update October 2022

DDG is 40! 

Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate on Wednesday. Didn’t we have a lovely time! 

Here are a few pictures from the event: 

Research Participants Needed! 

Are you a carer of someone with dementia? Does the person you care for attend a day centre? Would you like to share your views and contribute to research? 

A study is being conducted which focuses on the role of day care centres for people living with dementia on the lives of informal carers. Taking part in this study would involve a face to face interview, lasting approximately one hour, during which you would be asked questions regarding your role as a carer and the influence dementia day centres have on your life. The interviews would take place around Spring 2023. 

The research will be conducted by Ursula Mallender, an Occupational Therapy postgraduate student at Sheffield Hallam University. 

If you would be interested in taking part, or would like further information, please email

Please note that this is a voluntary study, there will be no payment for participation. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this! 

Life Story Group 

Some of you may have heard about the Life Story Project from Pat and Nigel. This is a wonderful project delivered by Speech and Language therapists working with the University of Sheffield. The group runs on Wednesday afternoons from a venue near Weston Park Museum. 

What is life story work?  

Life story work is about finding out what is important to you  

– your memories, experiences and beliefs.  

Students get to know you and what interests you.  

Share what YOU want about YOUR life.  

If you want us to, we put this information into your Life Story.  

Your Life Story is unique, so you choose how to do it. Some people make  

books, but other people choose a box of important pictures and items.  

Some people work on communication, or just have a chat. 

There is a bit of a waiting list to join the group at present and they can only accept referrals (i.e. people can’t just drop in) but please chat to Bev if you would like to find out more or if you would like to be referred. 

Au revoir!

Goodbye for now from Ayesha. I’m moving on to a different organisation next week but just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved with DDG. What a wonderful and special environment you have all created and I send you all my love and best wishes for the next 40 years! xxxxx