A Musical Celebration of John Clare – EVENT CANCELLED

by Roy Hinchliff on 31 January 2018

Date(s) - 31/01/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Great Hall


The University of Northampton is presenting a fund-raising evening in support of UnityDEM, a charity which helps those with dementia and their carers. Music and Poetry performed by Traditional music group Magpie Lane. Drinks & canapé reception. Tickets £25. Call 01604 892584 or click here  http://shop.northampton.ac.uk/

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The poet John Clare suffered most of his life with mental health issues as well as spending his last years in the institution now known as St Andrew’s Healthcare. Despite this, Clare is considered to be one of the most important 19th Century poets writing beautiful pieces of poetry that captivated both the sereneness of the English countryside and his own emotional depths and self-awareness.

With conditions of the mind, and in particular Dementia, becoming more prevalent, the demand for dementia care is ever growing.

Around 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia. Many will experience unnecessary medical interventions in the early stages of the disease due to developing crisis, stress, loneliness and social isolation. The University of Northampton is currently undertaking innovative projects in the field of Dementia Care to help build strong social networks and personal coping strategies. One of these projects involves the creation of a Post-Diagnostic support centre call UnityDEM.

The UnityDEM Centre will be a ‘one stop shop’ for dementia care, support, information and training.

Crucially, UnityDEM will also provide assistance for the carers of people with dementia. It will mean carers and their loved ones will get help in adapting to their change of circumstance, coping with the initial diagnosis, feeling less isolated and improving self-confidence and wellbeing.

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