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.

people seated around tables at a dementia cafe event

The sessions below are specifically for people living with dementia and their carers, but please be aware that 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.

We run regular Dementia Cafes in Handsworth and Darnall. As part of Dementia Action Week in May 2022, some of our volunteers and people who come along talked to us about what our dementia cafes mean to them:

Making Memories Dementia Cafe

Our Dementia memory cafe at St Mary’s Community Hub is a great opportunity to meet others for a friendly chat, a cuppa and some fun activities, along with hearing from guest speakers. To help us to manage numbers, we do ask that you register with us before coming along – more information about the sessions on the poster below.

Making Memories Dementia Cafe poster

Happy Memories Dementia Cafe in Darnall with Language Support

Having launched in February 2022, we also run a monthly Dementia Cafe in Darnall, which provides hot drinks, cakes and activities like we have in Handsworth, but also offers language support for those who need it. Regular language support is available for Urdu and Somali speakers, but we can help with other languages, too. Please contact us if you would like to come along.

Happy Memories Cafe with language support flyer For anyone living with Dementia and their carers Monthly on Mondays, 1-3pm Cost £2 per person Come for: hot drinks and cakes, to meet others in a safe and friendly environment, and to enjoy a range of guest speakers and activities. Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 81 Main Road, Darnall, S9 5HL Next dates: 4th December, 8th January, 5th February, 4th March Booking essential: For more information and to book, please contact: 0114 249 6315 / 07495 548929 (Jo)

Carers’ Support Group

Our carers’ support group started in 2021 on Zoom, and moved to in person sessions from September 2023. Carers find these groups a really helpful way of feeling supported and understood by others in similar situations. If you’re a carer for someone with dementia and you’d like to join the sessions or find out more, please contact us. This in person group will be delivered in partnership with Sheffield Carers’ Centre.

Dementia Carers' Support Group flyer

On The Plot

We offer Dementia-friendly sessions at the community allotment in Darnall in the warmer months with Darnall Allotment Project. 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! These sessions are planned to restart in 2024.

2 women on an allotment - 1 seated, 1 standing
Jo, our Senior Health & Wellbeing Worker, playing Catch the Apple at an On The Plot session

Dementia Support in other languages

Enrichment for the Elderly and NHS Sheffield CCG have put together these videos, to help address a number of common questions about dementia diagnosis and support, including:

  • Why should I get diagnosed with dementia? 
  • What support can I get?
  • What can I do if someone I know has dementia? 
  • Am I a dementia carer?

These and other questions are answered in these short videos, made in both Urdu and Arabic:

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 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 Support in Sheffield

More information about dementia support around the city of Sheffield is available here: Sheffield Directory Dementia

And advice about living with dementia or supporting someone with dementia is available here: Dementia Advice Sheffield

Dementia day activities around the city are listed in the leaflets below: