Community Integrated Care's Dementia Cafe

Community Integrated Care  is one of the UK's largest health and social care charities. CIC work in the community, delivering life-enhancing support to people with a diverse range of care needs, including learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism, age-related needs and Dementia. Jack-All Productions have the pleasure of capturing some of the fantastic work that Community Integrated Care do and the impact it has on the lives of the people they support. 

One of Community Integrated Care's initiatives is the Dementia Cafe at EachStep Blackley. This is a free monthly event that offers people who live with the condition, and their loved ones, a fun and informal place to share their experiences, receive expert advice and relax.  It takes place on the second Wednesday of each month, from 11am-1pm, and is completely free and open to the whole community. Community Integrated Care has developed the Dementia Café in partnership with the charity Making Space.

We at Jack-All Productions attended a special Dementia Cafe which saw football legends Lou Macari, former star of Manchester United, Celtic and Scotland, and Alex Williams MBE, former Manchester City goalkeeper, attend to help people who are affected by the condition to reconnect with their footballing memories. 

To find out more about Community Integrated Care and the the Dementia Cafe at EachStep Blackley visit www.c-i-c.co.uk

John Hughes, Head of Communications and Marketing at Community Integrated Care, says:  "The team at Jack-All have produced some great videos for our charity recently, capturing some of the special things that happen at Community Integrated Care. When we arranged the visit of the two Manchester football stars to our EachStep Blackley Dementia Cafe, we knew that Jack-All would be able to produce a video that would really bring to life this unique event. Kelly, Nick and Abby did a great job, independently filming and interviewing guests - allowing us to focus on managing a packed day. The finished piece sums up in four minutes what was so special about the event - football bringing people together, community groups supporting one-another, and people affected by dementia having a great day. We're very proud of the film and it's already had a great response."