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Essence Service Open Day on 18th May 2022 – HUGE SUCCESS!

We are pleased to announce that our Essence Service Open Day yesterday was a huge success! The building was buzzing with the various organisations there, as well as those who visited us. The Essence staff want to thank all involved! We hope everyone found it helpful,...

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April is Stress Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Education around stress, the causes, the impact on an individual, as well as what can help are much needed.  For 2022, the Stress Management Society ( have set a theme of community –...

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Volunteering opportunities with the Essence Service

What is the Essence Service?The Essence Service is based at the Sir Thomas Allen Centre at Doxford Park in Sunderland. It aims to provide support and information to people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. Our activities take place at our dedicated...

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Essence Service Advocacy Surgery appointments

As part of the Essence Service we now offer free Advocacy surgery appointments at the Essence Centre. These appointments can help you take action, say what you want, secure your rights, represent your interests and obtain the services you need. Maybe yourself or a...

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Dementia Action Week 2021

#Dementia Action Week is 17 – 23 May 2021. We usually have an open day to raise awareness for this important week but this year we aim to highlight an important request via social media. Alzheimer’s Society is asking you to help cure the care system by urging the...

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Virtual Beamish info session – Wednesday 24th March at 11am

We have another exciting virtual session coming up! We are welcoming friends from Beamish on Wednesday 24th March 2021, 11am - 12pm. They will be delivering a virtual information session on Zoom for us. The topic will be focussing upon how they have been working...

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Such positive feedback from our Dementia Awareness sessions!

The Essence Service has been delivering Dementia Awareness sessions virtually on Zoom over the past few months. As you can see we have been receiving such positive feedback.Clearly, carers are finding these sessions valuable which is great to hear 🙂 Resulting from...

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