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Major Lottery Grant Secured for
Dementia Services at Parson Cross Forum

Parson Cross Forum is celebrating after securing a major lottery grant that will allow us to further develop our innovative dementia services. We are currently funded by the People Keeping Well in their Community, Southey Owlerton Partnership to deliver our weekly Forget Me Not Memory Cafe and due to how successful the Cafe has been we applied to the Big Lottery to increase our much needed dementia services and we are excited to say to announce that we have been awarded a £402,716 Reaching Communities grant – the second largest in this round across Yorkshire and the Humber – from the Big Lottery Community Fund to deliver our Unforgettable Me project over the next five years.

The funding will allow the Forum to increase the range of services it offers, including our extremely popular dementia café, which will be expanded to three days a week and continuation funding for our late stage dementia project JABADAO.

Celebrating the success, Louise Ashmore said: “I’d say it feels like we have just won the lottery – but we actually have!!! Just to have some security to grow and deliver our services without worrying about our vulnerable users and what happens to them if we aren’t here next month, as well as our own personal future, is an enormous relief. “This feels like a huge vindication of everything we have been trying to do over recent years.

Another 5 Star Success for the
“Score on the Door”
for Parson Cross Forum

Parson Cross Forum is proud to announce that yet again in March 2023 we were awarded the top rating following an inspection by Sheffield City Councils Environmental Health.

Officials from Sheffield City Councils Environmental Health have given Parson Cross Forums Lunch Club a five-star rating under the ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme.

The score will prove to service users that every effort is being made to provide them with the best quality food experience and we would like to say a huge thank you for the commitment of our volunteers who give up their time for their community and our organisation to ensure excellent food is prepared and served in a safe environment and show service users that food hygiene is taken very seriously.

A Big Thank You

Staff and management here at the Forum would like to say a big thank you to all of our supporters who fund our projects, who without their support our work would not be possible.

Including : National Lottery Community Fund, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group – People Keeping Well in their Community, SOAR, Veolia, Sheffield City Council, Sports England, Sheffield Towns Trust, Local Area Committee, Sheffield City Council Ward Pot.