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.


Lancashire Dementia Voices

Lancashire dementia Voices was the original deep group that started in 2012. It has and been involved across Lancashire and has also worked Nationally on many projects. One of the early members of the DEEP network it is a small voluntary group that provide experienced volunteers many of whom have dementia for a wide range of projects. It now provides administration for the new network as well as campaigning for a better deal for people with dementia as well as carers. We rely on donations or small grants having no offices or paid staff to run the website and telephone service as well as running smaller projects including the new community deep network across Lancashire and Cumbria. Always on the look out for help through volunteering, please contact us if you are interested.


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

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
Feb 2019 Fundraiser Pendle Memory Choir Leaflet.pdf

Carnforth Free Methodist Church

We are to launch Lyrics and Laughter ( with guidance from Jeanette Main) in October 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 .
I am a Dementia Champion for the Alzheimer's Society.


Lead contact Marilyn Thompson