This is a current list of groups in your community and will be expanded over the coming months. If you wish to register please email us for details or complete our online form.


The Bay Dementia Hub(Lancaster and Morecambe)

The Bay Dementia Hub takes place on the first Friday of every month, between 1pm and 3pm, at either Lancaster Town Hall OR Trimpell Sports and Social Club, Out Moss Lane, Morecambe (see below for the Calendar of dates, talks and venues). The Hub is a unique, community based service with open access for the Bay's residents with dementia, their families, friends and carers, as well as anyone who may be worried about their memory. A wide range of professional people and organisations are on hand to offer help and advice.

Fylde Coast Dementia Hub

The Fylde Coast Dementia Hub offers a large range of information and guidance, delivered in partnership with many organisations and individuals alike. The Hub is a unique, community based service with open access to residents with dementia, their families, friends and carers, as well as anyone who may be worried about their memory. A wide range of professional people and organisations are on hand to offer help and advice.

The Fylde Coast Dementia Hub takes place on the last Friday of the month, between 1pm and 3pm, at various venues across the region (see below for the Calendar of dates, talks and venues).

Made in Haslington

Made In Haslingden is a small charity whose aim is to provide regular sessions to which members of the community of Haslingden and beyond can come to undertake meaningful craft-based activities.

We hope that by bringing members of the community together, they will be able to share skills and learn new skills, such as knitting, sewing, crochet, toy making and simple carpentry.

We aim to create sensory items for other members of the community living with dementia or other conditions, who may benefit from the items we make. These may be Twiddlemuffs, fidget buddies, sensory aprons, activity boards, sensory toys and animals or other sensory items - the only limit is our imagination!

Our difference is that we make bespoke items for individuals. Made In Haslingden works with people living with dementia, their carers and Care Homes to establish individual details such as favourite colours, previous occupation, hobbies; which can then be incorporated into a bespoke sensory item. This is done from past and current life story.

Freshers Young Onset Cafes (Lancaster, Kendal, St Anne's, Cleveleys and Blackpool)

Freshers cafés offer a friendly, relaxed and welcoming setting where people living with early onset neurological conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s, MND, MS, Huntington’s etc, and their families and friends, can drop in for a chat, peer support and information.

Although younger people experience similar symptoms to older people with neurodegenerative conditions, the impact on their lives is significantly different. Younger people are more likely to still be working when they are diagnosed. Many will have significant financial commitments such as a mortgage. They often have children to care for and dependent parents too. Their lives tend to be more active and they have hopes, dreams and ambitions to fulfil. Knowing that others really understand makes a difference, and this can grow into a support network that exists outside the café. Each café provides a setting where people feel welcomed and valued.

For more information visit the website:
Or contact Peter Lyttle:

Tel.: 07856 933003


Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation trust

We are:-

"Carlisle forget me nots"

A new dementia group and we meet on the first Friday of each month between 1pm-3 pm
We meet at the Harry Community centre,edge hill road Carlisle CA1 3SN
Formed in 2018 and run by Pauline a health care professional, we are a developing group and would love you to attend to help build our group, carers are also welcome to attend.

Pauline Carlyle
Senior Occupational Therapist
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Contact 01228 602100(Tuesday to Friday)

The Friendship Centre

Founded in 2000 we cater for over 55 year olds and provide many activities and classes on Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings. Singing, art, local history and we cater for people with dementia and their carers although we never ask people that attend to divulge medical conditions if they do not wish to do so. We run outings during the summer  to places of interest and many more activities to suit everyone we hope. All our tutors and volunteers are to receive formal dementia training March 2019 and are premises are DAA compliant.

Located in the church halls in robert street behind Lancaster town hall LA1 1TP

Lead contact Mr Roger Frankland(Chair of the trustee to the charity)

Tel: 07821328342

Garstang Memory cafe

The Memory Cafe meets in Garstang Library on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon and the third Monday in the month from 2pm until 4pm.
This is a totally free service for Carers and those living with Dementia.
We have many varied activities including craft, music, quizzes and visiting speakers. We are working with the University of Lancaster Dementia research team who visit regularly. We have just joined forces with the Garstang in Bloom team to start a gardening activity.
I am personally working towards making Garstang a Dementia Friendly Town.

Lead Contact:Sandra Perkins


or 019955471236

Dementia Postive Pendle

Dementia Positive Pendle (Pendle Dementia Action Alliance) supports several  group meetings including the monthly Pendle Dementia Hub, a weekly Memory Choir, and a fortnightly Dementia Friends Music Group.  Dates for 2019 will follow every fortnight from the 9th January. Sessions from 1 -3 pm. Details on the posters shown below.

Audrey Drinkwater, Senior Localities & Policy Officer

Tel: 01282-661339   Mobile: 07970 311245

Pendle Dementia Hub Revised Poster Dec 2018.pdf
Pendle Memory Choir Social Media Image (2).pdf

Carnforth Free Methodist Church

We are launching our  Lyrics and Laughter ( with guidance from Jeanette Main) on October 29th 2019. This will be held at CFM on Hunter Street in Carnforth and locating to a new build in Carnforth within the next 2 years .This will be a coffee and cake event with singing. Check the File below for download with all the details please.
I am a Dementia Champion for the Alzheimer's Society.


Lead contact Marilyn Thompson

Or Call Marilyn on 07547957371

Lyris and Laughter info sheet.pdf

Charter House Group and Resource Centre

Charter House Resource Centre & Sensory Room C.I.C. has been established to benefit people who have special needs or a disability, the elderly and people with dementia. Our main values are to learn, socialise and have fun!

Here at Charter House Resource Centre, we provide a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities, elderly people and those with dementia. It is a place where they can meet others and join in with structured and meaningful activities. We ensure that each and every individuals need is met.

We offer a range of learning opportunities, delivered in a supportive and informal environment. We are based in Burnley. Charter House Resource Centre is easily accessible from surrounding areas including Blackburn, Accrington, Rossendale, Pendle and all of East Lancashire.


Sarah Hebblethwaite (Deputy Team leader)


Telephone: 01282 429094

Dignity in dementia

Enhancing Dignity in Dementia across Cumbria & North Lancashire

The number of people with dementia is growing and we want to help make their lives as normal and as positive as possible. We do this by providing:Educational sessions for family carers that help them connect more effectively with their family member with dementia, so that both the person with dementia and the carer have an improved quality of life.
A range of enjoyable dementia embracing community activities such as our singing, reading and dancing groups that enable those affected by dementia to stay connected to their local communities and make new friends.
Personalised activity programmes for those newly diagnosed with dementia. We believe it’s really important that people with dementia are supported to continue to carry out meaningful activities, both in and out of the home. In this way they can avoid the perils of boredom and some of the behaviours associated with it.
A behavioural support service that provides advice to families who are struggling with problematic behaviours that their relative with dementia may be displaying.Advice to families affected by Young Onset Dementia and the setting up of Support and Friendship 


Churches together in Cumbria

Churches are working together, sharing resources and information and enabling people to find ways of creating church communities of acceptance, belonging, inclusion and welcome for all those affected by dementia, whether regular church goers, lapsed church attenders, or those who have never attended church before.

As part of the Churches Together in Cumbria dementia friendly churches Project there are now a number of Tea Services being held across the County. These are short services, followed by refreshments, which have been designed with the needs of people affected by dementia uppermost, but which are open to everybody.

Those taking place regularly are:

Barrow: Holy Family Church, 2ndMonday of the month 2.00pm

Carlisle: URC, West Walls, 3rdTuesday of the month 2.00pm

Kendal:Kendal Parish Church 3rdThursday of the month 2.30pm
Penrith:Christ Church every Friday 2.30pm
Millom:Lapstone House, Lapstone Rd, 3rdFriday of the month 10.30am
Milnthorpe:St Thomas Church 3rdThursday of the month 2.00pm


For more details about the Churches Together Project, please contact:

Yvonne Povey. Dementia Project Officer:

Kendal Action alliance

To promote and protect good health for the public benefit of those affected by dementia in Kendal and the surrounding areas through the provision of information and advice to make people more attentive to the needs and interests of those affected by dementia.

One of the activities is the management of the South Lakes Dementia Hub (a monthly ‘one-stop shop’ bringing together people affected by dementia and providers of services and sources of information)The South Lakes Dementia Hub – a service to help people worried about their memory, or residents diagnosed with dementia, their family and friends – Details of the  service and location will be posted on their own website for further details:-

Contact:Diane Smillie secretary

Unique Home Care Services Ltd

We are one of the leading providers of home care services including dementia care in your area offering a new model of care that works with the needs of you and your family

More than 20 years of professional experience in the care industry delivering improved quality of life for the people we serve through the delivery of care excellence, extraordinary service and compassionate care.

Our highly trained Health and Wellbeing team use a holistic and varied approach to provide a blueprint for care unique to every person. We are also regulated by the CQC(Care quality commision)

Telephone: 01524 823205 (Lancaster)


Our mission.pdf

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation trust

This is a multi agency initiative based at Charnely Fold(memory assessment centre)in Bamber Bridge,Preston. The evening social group meets monthly download  full details and poster with the dates. Staff from the various agencies attend and are available to provide support and information but the ethos of the group is that the people with dementia and their carers make decisions about what they want to do and what information they want. Eventually if possible the aim is for the group to be self-sustaining, if this is want they would want.

Telephone: Sally Underwood (Clinical Specialist occupational Therapist) 01772 401676

YODA Leaflet July_December 2019.pdf

St Thomas Church Lancaster -Lyrics and Lunch group

This is a singing and music group where we sing old, familiar songs and learn a few new ones. We have a go at singing simple rounds and at playing percussion instruments along with some of the songs.

  • The first group gathers at 10.45, start singing at 11am and have lunch at 12.15pm. This is soup, sandwiches, cake, fresh fruit and tea, coffee or juice. We finish around 1pm.
  • The second group joins us for lunch then sings afterwards
  • The cost is £3 per person. This is to cover the cost of food. St Chad’s are kindly giving us the use of their facilities free of charge but we give them a contribution towards the running costs of the hall.

At: St Thomas Church
At: 9.30am-4pm Lunch provided (cost is £3) 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Sharing information and ideas, including two great initiatives for churches to reach those living with dementia and their carers.

St Chad’s Church Hall, Torrisholme Road, Lancaster LA1 2RJ. By Kind permission of St Chads.

**Please note: People attending with dementia must have a carer with them

Contact: or call 07486985357


Lyrics and Lunch-Preesall 

Lyrics and Lunch is held at St Oswald's Church Hall Preesall every 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month.
We gather from 10.45 for an 11am start. Lunch is at 12 o'clock.
The cost is £3 per person, and each person with dementia has to have a carer with them.
Please contact :
Rev. Judith Kirkham

St John's and local friends

We are now in a position to offer a regular Lyrics and Lunch Group in our church hall for people living with dementia and their carers. 

We are launching the group on THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER at St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 1EX.

The group will meet at 10.45am for songs, music and fun. This will be followed by a soup, sandwich and cake lunch - all home made. 

Our group will meet twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information contact either

Anne Millar on 01524 851679 or 07966748720

or Linda Whitby on 01524 823394 or 07414786364