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The Centre is now open!
Not all of our groups are back just yet, so please check before you come along, by calling us on 01524 65622.
We are updating information on our site as quickly as we can.
If you would like to come and join us through the days and you are not coming as part of a group, you are very welcome to come and use our community cafe - open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 - 4:00 and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00. Our cakes are all home-baked and word has it that our Rocky Road is world-beating.
Food Drop Off
We are still taking food donations for the Food Bank. Please drop your donations of at the Centre on Tuesday and Thursdays 10:00 - 1:00 (when you can also buy cake!).
When entering the building, you need to wear your face mask.
See you soon!
The Toucan Project - Food Donation One Street at a Time
You've heard of pyramid selling? Well at Barton Road Centre, our Toucan Project is all about pyramid giving.
It's catching on street-by-street across South Lancaster. Watch our Toucan Information Film film to find out how you can get involved. And join the Toucan flock!
DONATE NOW TO BARTON ROAD CENTRE!
Give By Text:
You can give quickly and easily by text message. If you already belong to a group at Barton Road Centre it's as easy as paying your weekly sub!
To donate £5 text BARTONROAD 5 to 70085 Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message
To donate £10 text BARTONROAD 10 to 70085 Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message
To donate £20 text BARTONROAD 20 to 70085 Texts cost £20 plus one standard rate message
MEMORY MAKERS NOT FORGOTTEN DURING LOCKDOWN
A group which supports people with memory related conditions in Lancaster has not been forgotten during lockdown.
Memory Makers has met at Barton Road Centre since 2018 but the weekly sessions came to an abrupt end when COVID-19 forced the building to close in March.
The sessions focused on visual and tactile activities although the social aspect of the group was just as important not only to those with memory problems but also to the carers who accompanied them.
In an effort to keep in contact with the current group, Keeley Wilkinson, who runs Memory Makers with the help of volunteers, has been phoning members and their carers every week.
“The main thing I’ve been providing is emotional support as I’ve found that it’s very important for carers in particular to talk to someone who isn’t family,” Keeley said.
“Memory Makers had provided some respite for the carers, a time when they could switch off, but this hasn’t been possible during lockdown. They are really missing the group and the situation was especially enhanced when they couldn’t go out at all.”
As well as lending a sympathetic ear during her weekly calls, Keeley has been signposting Memory Makers members to other support if required and reminding them of services such as shopping and dog walking being offered during lockdown by Barton Road Centre volunteers.
Remembering about social distancing can be a challenge for people with memory difficulties so no date has yet been set for when the group might be able to meet again at Barton Road.
Memory Makers was originally supported by the Ian Galbraith Trust and now has National Lottery funding.
Anyone interested in learning more about Memory Makers, should ring Barton Road Centre on 01524 65622 for more information.