Dying Matters Week 2017

8th – 14th May 2017

Dying Matters Week 2017 was a big week at Holly Road Supportive Care Centre. We want to help people talk, plan for the future and live well. We hosted a range of events throughout the week  – talks, displays and we even attended the crematorium open day! Check out some of the photos from a fascinating week.

Volunteering Success

Holly Road Supportive Care Centre Volunteers
Representatives from the Holly Road Supportive Care Centre volunteer team being presented with their award by Andrew Griffiths MP and the Uttoxeter Knights.

Our volunteers were awarded a Special Recognition certificate at the Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star awards on Friday 31 March.

We’re so proud that their efforts in building our service have been recognised. They were nominated for their support to get the centre up and running and also for their patience and resilience during the process. Well done to all of them.

Working to increase awareness of Dementia

Holly Road Supportive Care Centre has been active in promoting improved care and support for people living with Dementia in and around Uttoxeter. We are proud to host regular Dementia Friends information Sessions, a nationally recognised scheme to raise awareness of dementia.

Dementia Friends sessions give people the chance to learn more about dementia and the

Emily Pardoe-Billings delivering a Dementia Friends session at our Dementia Support Showcase in September 2016

little things we can all do as individuals to help support people living with the condition. These basic awareness sessions can help build dementia friendly communities where people feel that little bit more understood by those around them. They are relaxed, informal and help to dispel some of the myths around the condition. Emily Pardoe- Billings, Dementia Support Worker at St Giles Hospice hosts the sessions at Holly Road Supportive Care Centre says “These sessions are good for Uttoxeter as we work towards becoming more dementia aware” The Dementia Friends initiative is an important part our aim to make Uttoxeter a compassionate community. Our next Dementia Friends session is on Tuesday 18th April at 10am.


What a day!

We were blown away by the number of people that attended our fourth community networking event today hosted in partnership with Careline. We welcomed delegates from more than 20 organisations at the centre this morning. The aim of the group is to provide space for local charities and community groups to network in order to help support Uttoxeter better.  It was so exciting to hear everyone chatting and getting to know each other. We’ve got some big plans for Summer 2017 so watch this space!

Thanks to Careline Calling, South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health, SSAFA Burton & Uttoxeter, The Heath Big Local, The Beth Johnson Foundation, Healthwatch Staffordshire, Scropton Riding & Driving Centre, Age UK South Staffordshire, A Child Of Mine – Supporting Bereaved Parents, Brain Tumour Support, Penny Brohn UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Northgate Doctors Surgery. Also to Graham Hunt from Staffordshire County Council, Julie Green from the Uttoxeter Friendship Group, Uttoxeter Knights and Mary Dodgson for joining us today

If you’d like to be involved, please contact the centre on 01889 220 420

Happy New Year!

Our New Year’s Resolution at Holly Road is to keep you informed about all of the exciting things that are happening at the centre this year through our new look website!

As well as our existing activities, this January we have a few new additions to the program: our Social Tuesdays activities and we’re working with St Giles Education and Skills to offer some of their courses locally. You can find out more information below.

Happy New Year all. Here’s to a fantastic 2017!