Memory Cafe in Woodbridge

Gotelee Solicitors has joined forces with the Woodbridge and Deben Rotary Clubs to support Dementia sufferers in and around the Woodbridge area. The firm is sponsoring the monthly free Memory Café at Woodbridge Town Football Club, on the last Wednesday of each month. Memory Cafés are comfortable, social gatherings that allow people experiencing memory loss and a loved one to connect, socialize, and build new support networks. They can improve the well-being of people with dementia in many ways by maintaining independence and preventing social isolation.

Richard Guy said “As a local law firm with an office in Woodbridge, we often find ourselves providing legal help and support to dementia and Alzheimer sufferers, their families and carers, so we understand the challenges that are faced and how important support networks are. I popped into a recent café and there was a really relaxed and fun atmosphere,  with a sing-along and nice chats over tea and coffee, with some lovely home-made cakes. The Memory Café welcomes those living with dementia, together with their family and carers, to drop in for companionship and support over a tea or coffee, and we are delighted to be able to support such an important local initiative.”

Andrew West, Managing Partner says “It is a sobering fact that over 940,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, with a new case of dementia arising every 3 minutes. Healthy Suffolk estimate that in 2020, there were around 13,000 people with dementia living in Suffolk. That is expected to rise to 21,000 by 2040. As a local law firm in Suffolk, the Memory Café provides both a time and place to provide support and companionship for those suffering with dementia and their carers.  Being able to do that in a relaxed, friendly, and safe environment, on a regular basis, is incredibly important.  It’s such a vital project in the local area and we are delighted to be able to support it.”

The next Memory Café will be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 and looks to welcome new and regular faces to join the café. There is no charge. Please call Martin Kenyon on: 01394 386 933 for details.

Gotelee Solicitors LLP are committed to providing the best levels of service and support to all of their clients. Dementia training forms a key part of this, so the team are Dementia Friends to better understand the challenges faced by those living with dementia and their carers and how Gotelee, in turn, can provide the best quality support and advice to them. Richard Guy heads the team at Gotelee Solicitors LLP’s Woodbridge office and specialises in Private Client work. The Legal 500 is a publication that benchmarks law firms all over the world and Gotelee has been ranked in Tier 1 for its Personal Tax, Trusts, and Probate work.  Richard Guy, has been acknowledged by the Legal 500, as a ‘Rising Star’. 

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