Leicester dementia group creates lasting memories

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09:00 - 18:00

Members from a local Alzheimer’s Society have been given the chance to record memories they can treasure forever through a new partnership with Beaumont Shopping Centre.  

Ahead of Dementia Awareness Week (14th to 20th May), staff from our centre and members from Alzheimer’s Society and their carers spent an afternoon at the Tudor Centre Memory Café on Bewcastle Grove creating and recording soundbites about their lives in Leicester.

Each individual had the opportunity to talk about their hobbies, relationships and working lives, and receive a CD and a calendar of their memories as a keepsake to share with family and friends.

Beaumont Shopping Centre is one of eight shopping centres identified by our owner British Land to launch this project in partnership with The Bauer Academy at Gem 106 - a national training provider who provide innovative, bespoke training programmes delivered by media industry experts. The partnership forms part of a wider initiative to give staff the chance to become Dementia Friends.

All staff at our centre have attended information sessions hosted by Dementia Friends - a national programme organised and run by Alzheimer's Society - which aims to provide greater understanding of the impact of living with dementia.

Simon Revill, Centre Manager at Beaumont Shopping Centre said: “With an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, Beaumont Shopping Centre is committed to giving people with dementia and their carers enjoyable shopping and dining experiences. Projects like this help to educate all of us about the condition and connect with new people from the local dementia community.

“Staff within our centre management, security and services teams who have completed their Dementia Friends training wear a forget-me-not flower badge so they’re identifiable and on hand to support our shoppers with dementia, their friends, family members and carers.”

Brenda Stagg, Service Manager at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Working with the team from Beaumont Shopping Centre to document the memories of people affected by dementia was a wonderful experience. I know the recordings are something that they and their families will treasure for a long time.

“The project ties in well to this year's Dementia Awareness Week which is about urging people to be 'United Against Dementia'. Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, so that’s why Alzheimer's Society is calling on people to come together to urgently find a cure, improve care, and offer help and understanding.”

General opening times

Monday
09:00
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18:00
Tuesday
09:00
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18:00
Wednesday
09:00
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18:00
Thursday
09:00
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18:00
Friday
09:00
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19:00
Saturday
09:00
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19:00
Sunday
10:00
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16:00

Store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening times

Beaumont Shopping Centre store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

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Getting here

Beaumont Shopping Centre
25 Beaumont Way
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 1DS
0116 235 2561
  • Car

    Beaumont Shopping Centre is easy to reach. The A563 ring road leads into our three car parks.

    Located just off the A46 near Anstey, we're only five minutes from the A6 and ten minutes from the M1 junction 22. Plus, we have plenty of free and safe car parking.

  • Train

    For details on visiting Beaumont Shopping Centre by train, simply visit the My Train Ticket website or visit the Traveline East Midlands website. 

  • Bus

    For details on all routes to and from Beaumont Shopping Centre, including timetables, please visit the Traveline East Midlands website or visit Centre Bus for more information. 

Facilities

The main cash points are located at Santander, Wilko and Tesco. Here you can withdraw cash from most major banks and building societies.

Baby changing facilities are available at Tesco.

We have 1,500 free* car parking spaces for visitors to Beaumont Shopping Centre.

*for up to 4 hours

Any vehicles remaining in the car park after the 4 hour limit will receive a £85 parking charge. Please note that all vehicles entering and exiting the park will have their registration number scanned by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system.

For any parking queries please contact info@cp-plus.co.uk.

To appeal Parking Charge Notices you must follow the appeals process which can be processed by:

  • Post: High View Parking Ltd, PO BOX 3573, Barnet, EN5 9QA
  • Online: www.appealpcn.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 431 4001

The toilets can be found in Tesco and also in the majority of our restaurants and cafés.

Beaumont Shopping Centre is the only place in Leicester to offer a universal (disabled) photo booth, which can comfortably accommodate a wheelchair. A range of photo sizes are available including passport-size photos, as well as fun photos. 

Beaumont Shopping Centre offers height, weight and BMI scales that are located within Boots. 

We now offer a FREE BT Wi-fi service to all our shoppers. 

Services

Many stores have Click & Collect facilities. Check out our Click & Collect page to see which retailers offer this service. 

Many of our stores offer Gift Cards, so you don't have to struggle with searching for the perfect present. Check with individual stores for more information. 

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