Dementia Support

We are a dementia friendly organisation, with a number of our staff and volunteers having taken the Dementia Friends training, provided by the Alzheimer’s Society. We even now have a member of staff who can run the training for other organisations, so please contact us if you would like to have the training and widen our dementia-friendly community! All of our activities are accessible to people living with dementia – we just ask that you make us aware of any requirements before you arrive, and that you bring your carer along where possible.

Please note that all of our face to face groups and activities are currently suspended in response to Covid-19 restrictions. We are keeping in regular contact with all of our existing service users by phone, and have been sending out activity packs to all our contacts, as well as specifically put together activity packs for people living with Dementia and their carers.

You can still contact us to register an interest in any of our groups, or to ask for support, by phone or email.

Dementia Friends logo

When we are able to safely reopen, we offer a number of activities specifically for people living with dementia, and their carers:

Dementia Cafe

We are proud to run a pop-up Dementia Cafe at Handsworth Old Rectory. The cafe started in September 2019 and runs on Thursdays, every fortnight. For upcoming dates, please see our activities listing. At each cafe we offer hot drinks, cakes, a variety of activities, and sometimes also music or a guest speaker. There is a charge of £2 per person at the cafe.

People chatting, with singer in background, at Dementia Cafe launch
People getting to know each other at the Dementia Cafe launch

On Our Plot

We offer sessions at the community allotment in Darnall on Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm. Get involved with all sorts of tasks around the allotment, from planting and weeding to harvesting and planning. There’s indoor space, seating and a kettle, if you need a break from your gardening efforts – and there’s even a composting toilet on site! If you’d like to join us at the allotment, please contact Jo on 07495 548929 to arrange to come along.

Vegetables growing on the allotment
Vegetables growing at the allotment

Delicious Memories

We’re helping to collect memories of recipes from the BAME community, to help support people living with dementia. If you have any recipes that you’d like to contribute to the collection, please contact Jo on 07495 548929.

Delicious Memories photo
Delicious Memories