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.

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Contents of one of our dementia activity packs

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 Training

Jo-Anne van Levesley is one of our Senior Health & Wellbeing Workers and she delivers Dementia Friends training These sessions are currently being delivered online – and will be in person, when Covid restrictions allow. Contact us for more information about booking onto Dementia Friends training with us.

Dementia Friends logo

Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance

We are members of this citywide organisation, who are working to establish Sheffield as a dementia friendly city. Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance work alongside local businesses and organisations to raise awareness of dementia by offering support and training. For more information on the Dementia Friendly Sheffield project, click here. There’s a diverse range of industries involved – businesses, solicitors, health and social care providers, shops and social groups. If your organisation or business would like to join this citywide social movement, Jo at Darnall Well Being can support you in signing up. Please contact Jo on 0114 249 6315 or jo@darnallwellbeing.org.uk. After signing up, you will be entitled to support from SDAA via Zoom, telephone and Dementia Friends sessions, and a dementia-friendly toolkit.

Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance logo

Dementia Cafe

In September 2019, we were proud to launch a pop-up Dementia Cafe at Handsworth Old Rectory. The cafe was running on Thursdays, every fortnight, and at each cafe we offered hot drinks, cakes, a variety of activities, and sometimes also music or a guest speaker. Sadly, we had to stop all face to face activities in March 2020, due to Covid-19 restrictions – but we hope to have a Dementia Cafe up and running again when it is safe to do so!

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 Fridays. 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 us 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.

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Delicious Memories