New images of Hillsborough Park’s dementia-friendly cafe released

Plans to revive Hillsborough Park’s listed former Coach House as a dementia-friendly older people’s centre and café will be on show at two consultation events this month.

Age UK Sheffield, which has been awarded £50,0000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the proposals, are inviting people to two events in Hillsborough to see the plans and give feedback.

Steve Chu, chief executive of Age UK Sheffield, said: “We are very excited about these plans and the huge difference they could make, not only to people with dementia and their families, but to the wider Hillsborough community.

How the proposed cafe could look

“We are looking at improving local facilities with new toilets, space for community groups and a new café, whilst the possiblility of hosting evenings, clubs and even weddings is also being discussed.”

In December, Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed an initial £50,000 bid to Age UK Sheffield. It means the abandoned coach house, last used as a munitions store during the Second World War, could be open for use by the whole community by the end of 2020.

A survey can also be filled in online or if people want to fill in a paper version of the feedback form, they can go to Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Library or Fairlawns Medical Centre.

The consultation events take place at Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church, Middlewood Road, from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 24 April and Hillsborough Park bowling pavilion, from 9.30am to 11am, on Saturday 27 April.

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