Plymouth Support Group

This is a page for the Plymouth Support Group which will be edited by Plymouth member John Crosswaite. The group meet regularly on a fortnightly basis in the Prayer Room, Local Care Centre, Mount Gould PL4 7QD from 10:30 till 12:00. If entering from the road through the main entrance turn right and the room is just along the corridor.
There is always the opportunity to share ideas or request advice from the Area Nurse Andrew, Assistant Linda, or Specialist HD Adviser Charles, who are usually present.

Friday 15th December 2017 Xmas Party
Raffle, Quick Quiz, Nibbles etc.

Xmas & New Year recess
Seasons Greetings to all out readers.

Friday 12th January 2018
First meeting of the new year.

Here is a pdf of 2018 dates you can view or print and pin to the wall
Plymouth HD Support Group Meeting dates 2018

Quilting “Bug” passed on in the family
When Plymouth Support Group member Marilyn was working she took several classes a week in Patchwork and Quilting, and also guided a great number of individuals over a span of 20 years or so in the intricacies of applique and creative embroidery.
One of Marilyn’s students passed on the quilting bug to her daughter Linda, now resident in East Anglia. Linda has kindly organised a sale of work and raised £200 in benefit for the HDA HQ funds. Linda made up beautiful quilts, bags, cushions and “Santa sacks” – always popular at this time of year – and everything was sold.

Thanks to the local HD community in East Anglia for taking an interest in Linda’s event, and thank you Linda, and no doubt family and friends, for all the time you have put in and your kind support.


Care Home Accreditation Scheme
Ewan McHenry attended the Plymouth Support Group on 22nd September 2017, talking with the group about the development of a HDA care homes accreditation scheme. A new project that arose from carers who have made this difficult decision, making sure that residents get the best care possible.Should you also wish to add your comments please contact him on 0151 230 2171 or or go to the HDA website and complete the survey


Members, Carers and friends join in the branch Barbecue
Members from the Plymouth Support Group and their families travelled to the home of Branch Treasurer Richard and Ann to enjoy a summer barbecue lunch with members from East Devon. We were able to make the acquaintance of several several families we hadn’t met before, and hope this might be the precursor to occasional East Devon Meetings.

40+ Visitors including a good scattering of children enjoying the sunshine

Including our inimitable Lee & Tony….

Now that’s what you call a barbecue!


Michelle sees her favourite team


Finally Michelle Houghton got the opportunity to watch her favourite football team Manchester United play at the Emirates stadium against Arsenal at the start of may kindly supported by the HDA and Willow Foundation.
Although it was a long trek up to north London and the score line favouring the Gunners with the victory over United was more than compensated for by the great memories and opportunity to see Manchester United play live.