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Lights Up

Lights Up

Guideposts Lights Up clubs offer people with dementia or other types of memory loss and their carers the opportunity to enjoy creative activities together.

The activites can include painting and crafts, music, singing, and reminiscence.

Current Status: At the moment our Lights Up clubs are not meeting in person. We are keeping in touch by phone and look forward to meeting up again.

How Lights Up works

Our Lights Up clubs meet twice a month in Witney, Carterton and Chipping Norton. Sessions are led by dementia specialists supported by local volunteers, and we invite dementia trained artists working with music and textiles to work with us.

As well as creative activities and a friendly atmosphere, Lights Up offers specialist dementia information, guidance and signposting.

There is a fee of £5 to attend each session, to contribute to materials and other costs.

The sessions in Witney are followed by Tea for Two once a month.

Witney Lights Up

Day & Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 10.30am-12.30pm

Address: Methodist Church, 40 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HG

Carterton Lights Up

Day & Time: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 10.30am-12.30pm

Address: Carterton Town Hall, Carterton, OX18 3JL

Chipping Norton Lights Up

Day & Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 10.30am-12.30pm

Address: Penhurst Gardens, New St, Chipping Norton OX7 5ED

What activities are on offer?

Activities include:

  • Painting and craft making
  • Music, singing
  • Reminiscence, reading and poetry
  • Chat
  • Refreshments and cake!

Who can we support?

All are welcome to Lights Up, including people living with dementia, their partners and unpaid carers.

Why should I join? 

Attending Lights Up can not only bring you shared experiences and support with others in a similar situation, but is also an opportunity for making new friends and learning new skills, resulting in greater well-being, regained confidence and self-esteem.

Key Info

Coordinator: Shirley Crawley

Contact number: 01993 893 560 / 07850 204791

Email: oxfordshire@guideposts.org.uk

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“We love coming to Lights Up, meeting everyone. We have a chat, share our stories. We really enjoy all the activities, and the outings. It keeps us active and gives us something to talk about and look forward to. We would be at home otherwise, feeling stressed, alone and isolated.”

How to join?

Please get in touch if you’re interested in coming to Lights Up. If you are a GP or work in social care you can also refer someone to us.

We’ll get back in touch within 5 working days to arrange a time to meet or talk on the phone, when you can ask any questions you may have. You may be able to come and see a session in action to get a taster of what we do.

Lights Up is funded with the support of West Oxfordshire District Council.

www.westoxon.gov.uk

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