GIFT Café is an operational arm of Retain Wellbeing CIC operating in the rural locality of Puddington in Cheshire West and at varying locations in the hot food van GIFT Vantastic. By visiting our sites, you will be supporting them to thrive so they can offer welcoming places to meet up with friends, colleagues and alone – dogs are optional!
Our staff are all expected to become Dementia Friends and use the information they gain to help those customers and visitors who may be feeling uncomfortable, or anxious by being patient and understanding.
We operate an open recruitment process for our staff and volunteers which has led to the pleasure of working with people who have previously found it difficult to obtain voluntary or work placements.
GIFT Café welcomes established groups and those just forming. We have delivered many different groups historically, focusing on tackling social isolation and being dementia inclusive. We are slowly getting back to where we were with our recently re-instated monthly Memory Café run in partnership, but led by Dementia Together Wirral (DTW). For a chat over a cup of tea/coffee with peers while DTW volunteers lead conversations on topics enjoyable for all, please come along to GIFT Café Puddington on the Second Thursday of every month 10am-12 noon.