IKEA helps to transform shop

Staff at Jarretts Coffee House.
Staff at Jarretts Coffee House.

A coffee house supporting people with dementia has been transformed, thanks to an international company.

Age UK North Tyneside’s Jarretts Coffee House, based in Saville Street in North Shields, now has new lighting, furniture, crockery and signage, thanks to IKEA in Gateshead.

IKEA’s store manager José Ramón De Blas said: “We at IKEA Gateshead are proud to help support Age UK North Tyneside.

“We work with various charities and organisations across the north east and we are happy that the products donated to the Jarretts Coffee House means that people of all ages in our local area will benefit from using the facility.”

Jarretts hosts early bird Dementia Friends sessions for local businesses, contractors and tradespeople to raise awareness of the effects of living with dementia.

Future plans include hosting Memory Cafes for local families supported by Age UK North Tyneside.

The new look and feel to Jarretts Coffee House ensures the environment is more dementia friendly for customers living with dementia in the Borough.

Customer operations manager Sonya Roe said: “The dementia friendly agenda is a cause very close to my own heart as my Dad had Alzheimers.

“These days the condition is diagnosed more quickly but it appears that the numbers of those living with dementia is growing and there seems to be a greater prevalence of younger people being diagnosed in recent times.”

Jarretts Coffee House offers tasty, nutritious food and caters for those ‘on the go’ with their takeaway menu.

For more details pop in to Jarretts Coffee House on Saville Street, North Shields or call (0191) 280 8484.