Home Alone at Christmas?

Christmas Day can often be difficult for people who are isolated within our communities but there is a fantastic offer for people who will be alone at Christmas or those with dementia and their carers in and around Lewes.  The new Lewes community cinema – The Depot – is offering a free  3 course Christmas lunch and film on Christmas Day.  Arrive at 12 noon for lunch.  The film to be shown at 2 pm will be ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.  Departure at 4.30 pm.

As a new build facility accessibility has been built in so all areas of The Depot are wheelchair accessible (including accessible WCs) and there are induction loops for people who have hearing impairments.

Further information from www.lewesdepot.org/together  or email events@lewesdepot.org or phone 01273 525354.

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Dementia Golden Ticket Stakeholder Event


In July, the High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group’s (HWLH CCG) Governing Body approved the roll-out of the Award winning model of care, called; The Dementia Golden Ticket.

Phased implementation will begin from October 2017.

In light of this fantastic news, HWLH CCG will be holding a 2.5 hour Session so that you can see the final model of care that will be implemented in your locality, the services which will be on offer and the stakeholder roles which will play a key part in its delivery.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to learn about the innovative model of care, and meet and greet people you may be working with and meeting in the future.

It’s important that a representative from the various organisations in the area attends the event, so that information can be cascaded to your teams. From October 2017, patients with a diagnosis of Dementia will be issued a Golden Ticket and your organisation, or you as a carer, will need to know what this means for that patient/carer, which you may be supporting.

Please therefore hold this event in your diaries:

Dementia Golden Ticket Stakeholder Event

Friday 22 September 2017


The Main Hall, Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8BB

A draft agenda is outlined below:


  1. 1 hour Session, 2.00-3.00pm

Introduction to the Dementia Golden Ticket Model of Care

  • Welcome and Introductions (CCG Representative)
  • The Dementia Golden Ticket Model of Care (Clinical Lead for Dementia, Dr Emma Costello)
  • Meet the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Golden Ticket Team
  • Introduction to ‘Blip’ Clinics (Primary Care/SPFT)
  • Review Meetings – (Clinical Lead for Dementia, Dr Emma Costello)


2.  3.00-3.15pm comfort break

3.  1 hour Session, consisting of 10 Minute 2 slide presentation, 3.15-4.05:

‘Our Role in the GT model of Care and How to contact us’

  • Dementia Guide Service (ESCC)
  • Post-Diagnosis Wellbeing Services – Memory Cafes and Choirs (Know Dementia)
  • Post-Diagnosis Exercise Classes (Freedom/Wave Leisure)
  • Admiral Nurses (Wendy Weiner)

    4.  Q&A, 4.05-4.30pm

5.  Close at 4.30pm

For any queries, the contact at HWLH CCG is:

Keisha Birdine

Project Support Officer

 High Weald Lewes Havens CCG

36-38 Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2PB

Direct Line: 01273 485434

Email: makeisha.birdine@nhs.net

Web: http://www.highwealdleweshavensccg.nhs.uk

All Freedom of Information Requests should be sent to hwlhccg.foi@nhs.net

Alternatively, you can contact Kate Davies, Chair, Meridian Mature Citizens Forum 

Tel: 01273 516207