Latest news from the Essence Service – keep updated!

Carer support groups.

Carer support groups give time for carers to socialise, share information & offer support. They are so normalising. At various stages of our lives, most people have experience of being a carer.  The types, levels and amounts of caring required can vary greatly and...

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Dementia Therapy Course starting in April 2020.

Please see the below image for information regarding an exciting new course starting soon with Age UK Sunderland.  It will be held at our head office - the Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, Sunderland, SR2 7AQ - hence any queries need to go via our Activage...

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Dementia Friends Sessions – held at the Essence Centre

Dementia Friends sessions are held at the Essence Centre regularly throughout the year.  These are one-off sessions.Those who have attended our past sessions have given great feedback.Prior knowledge and experience of dementia is not needed in order to be a Dementia...

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Come along to our new singing session – ‘Happy Harmonies’!

Come along to our new singing session – ‘Happy Harmonies’!

The Essence Service are pleased to announce that we have a new weekly singing and music session starting!  - ‘Happy Harmonies’. This will begin on Thursday 29th August from 2.30pm – 4.30pm In the Function Room, at The Terrace, 6-7 Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ....

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Beamish passes @ Essence.

The Essence Service has a limited number of passes available which allow up to 5 persons per pass to have free entry to Beamish Open Air Museum where history comes to life. (Please note the passes are only available to those currently registered to Essence). If you...

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Wellbeing 4 You – new weekly session!

Wellbeing 4 You – new weekly session!

In October we had a couple of wellbeing taster sessions based upon relaxing therapies and gentle movement. They were a success, well-attended and all who came along said they enjoyed. We had positive feedback, hence we have decided to put on a weekly session -...

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Volunteer open day, Wednesday 7th March 2018

VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY!   Don’t miss this opportunity to drop into the Award Winning Essence Service on WEDNESDAY 7th MARCH 2018 10.00am to 2.00pm   Would you like to make a difference to the lives of those living with dementia and their carers by volunteering?...

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TIME OUT @ Essence

Meet up with other younger carers supporting their partners, for a cuppa and a chat in an informal setting. Held on the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is on Wednesday 14th March, drop in between 4pm – 6pm at the Essence Service at Doxford Park. Past...

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