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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 Forums Lunch Club

Parson Cross Forums Lunch Club is proud to announce that yet again in March 2017 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.

Our Lunch Club which runs every Wednesday and Friday 12.00pm till 1.30pm is open to all ages, we serve a 2 course freshly cooked meal at the cost of £5.00 per person.  There is also an opportunity to take part in other activities whilst you are here.

If you would like to find out more about our Lunch Club or any of our services please give us a call on 0114 3279727, email or visit our new website

A Big Thank You

Staff and management here at the Forum would like to say a big thank you to Quovis Blinds of Sheffield for taking the time to come along to the Forum and fix our damaged blinds and provide safety features.  To contact Quovis Blinds call 0114 3216423.

We would also like to thank 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