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Local Dementia Cafes

Local Dementia Cafes

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According to Living Well with Dementia in Warwickshire, ‘It is estimated that there are currently approximately 7,840 people in Warwickshire living with dementia’, with this number set to rise ‘approximately 13,000 by 2035’.

To help those with Dementia, their Carers and family and friends, Dementia cafes have been set up all across Warwickshire.

Dementia Cafes provides a safe and supportive place for you to:

  • Discuss your dementia diagnosis, or someone else’s, and think about what it means for the future.
  • Get answers from health professionals and meet and learn from other people in similar situations.
  • keep active, make new friends and feel more confident.

Dementia Cafes in Warwickshire

Here are a list of local Dementia cafes or similar. We would recommend you check details before attending.

Warwick

ReCollection Dementia Café
Market Hall Museum, Warwick, CV34 4NS
When: 2nd Monday of each month 2-3.30pm
Contact: clairehickey@warwickshire.gov.uk or 01926 412500 or 01926 412501
Info: ReCollections uses museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire, join us for object handling, crafts, socialising and songs.

Forget-Me-Not Dementia Drop In
Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick, CV34 6BT
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 1.15-3.15pm
Contact: judybaker44@hotmail.co.uk or 07853 374388
Info: Forget-Me-Not Drop In is a dementia friendly environment for people living with dementia/memory loss and their friends, family and/or carers. Join us for afternoon tea plus optional activities available. Free entry.

The Memory Café Plus
All Saints Church, Vicarage Field, Warwick, CV34 5NJ
When: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 2-4pm
Contact: revt@allsaints@gmail.com or 07507 646030 (answering machine, please leave a message)
Info: The café is primarily for those with early to mid-stage dementia and their carers. It is an opportunity for people to come together. To help stimulate peoples long term memories by, for example, playing board games, art/colouring and exercises to promote wellbeing. They also arrange for regular visitors who can provide advice, guidance and support. Not forgetting tea, cakes and general socialising.

The Little Ray of Sunshine
Kenilworth Youth & Community Centre, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
When: 3rd Monday every month 10.30am-12.30pm
Contact: thelittlerayofsunshinecafe@hotmail.com or 07929 371470
Info: A dementia friendly café that opens once a month supporting people with dementia and their carers.

The Triple Link
Brunswick Hub, 98-100 Shrubland Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3BD
When: Wednesdays 11am-12pm and 12-1pm
Contact: theresataylor@brunswickhlc.org.uk or 01926 422123
Info: A friendly, relaxed and supportive group for people who are living with memory loss or dementia:
Support and information for carers and for those who are living with dementia or memory loss.
Meet others who understand and can share your experiences.
Assistance with paperwork or form completion
Trained volunteers on hand
Join in with fun activities, or just take time to relax and talk.
Free of charge. Booking needed.

Warwick Memory Singers
Unitarian Church, 31 High street, Warwick, CV34 4AX
When: Wednesdays at 1pm
Contact: sriddell@armonico.org.uk or 07722 632242
Info: For someone living with dementia, singing takes on extra meaning, helping to unlock memories and stimulate cognitive pathways. Warwick Memory Singers is Armonico Consort's very first community choir for people with dementia and their carers.
Each week, there'll be fun warm-ups, activity songs and a wide variety of familiar tunes. There will also be a chance to socialise over refreshments and to sit back and enjoy our musicians playing a solo piece from our classical repertoire.

Stratford upon Avon

Alcester Dementia Café
Jubilee Centre, The Eric Payne Centre, off Saint Faith's Road, Alcester, B49 6AG
When: Every Tuesday & Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm
Contact: alcestercafe@gmail.com or 01789 765971
Info: Alcester Café is a drop-in café dedicated to help support people with memory problems/dementia, their families, carers, former carers and interested professional people.
The café supports those with dementia, their carers/family/friends with information, signposting, talks on dementia, social events, singing for memory, exercise and wellbeing.

Bidford Dementia Café
Westholme Court, Westholme Road, Bidford-on-Avon B50 4AL
When: Mondays from 10.30am-12.30pm
Contact: secretarybdc@btinternet.com or 07713 648716
Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project
Bishopton Community Centre, next to Bishopton Primary School, Drayton Avenue, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9PB.
When: Every Friday 2-4pm
Contact: Wrap1@hotmail.com or 01789 261061
Info: The café meets each week for a chat over a cup of tea, do activities, play games from the past or listen to guest speakers.

Harbury Connections Café
Tom Hauley Room (behind the Church), Church Street, Harbury CV33 9EY
When: Third Wednesday of the month 2pm-4pm
Contact: jillbaker2015@outlook.com or 01926 612483
Info: Hot drinks and homemade cake, games and activities, singing session, provision of information, lots of chat.

Drop In Café Good Vibes
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Shottery, CV37 9HQ
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Contact: janis@vasa.org.uk or 01789 777986

Memory Lane Café
St Nicholas Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley in Arden, B95 5JY
When: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 2pm-4pm
Contact: 07767 354456
Info: A relaxed, informal and free pop-in café providing support for people with memory problems and their caring family & friends. We provide:
Tea, cake and companionship
Entertainment and musical memories
Games
Occasional speakers and presentations

Shipston-on-Stour Dementia Friends Cafe
Shipston Lodge, Armistice Close, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4QG
When: Every Tuesday from 10.30am-12.30pm
Contact: talkdementia@mail.com or 01295 688376 or 07964 683146
Info: Our dementia friendly cafe offers tea and coffee, a chat, friendship and support for people living with dementia, carers, family and friends. Free.

Stratford Café Muse
RSC Waterside, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BB
When: Every 2nd Thursday of the month between 11am-2pm
Contact: 01926 350028
Info: Music café for people living with dementia. Free to attend but need to call and book place. Includes a light lunch.
Tysoe Dementia Friends Café
Tysoe Village Hall, Main street, Middle Tysoe, CV35 0SE
When: Every Friday 10am-12pm
Contact: : talkdementia@mail.com or 01295 688376 or 07964 683146
Info: Our dementia friendly cafe offers tea and coffee, a chat, friendship and support for people living with dementia, carers, family and friends.

Wellesbourne Dementia Friends Café
Wellesbourne Village Hall, 6 School Road, Wellesbourne, CV35 9NH
When: Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Contact: : talkdementia@mail.com or 01295 688376 or 07964 683146
Info: Our dementia friendly cafe offers tea and coffee, a chat, friendship and support for people living with dementia, carers, family and friends.

Rugby

Friendship Café
Anya Court Care Home, 286 Dunchurch Road, Rugby, CV22 6JA
When: 1st Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of the month between 2pm-4pm
Contact: : rachael.startin@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or 01788 811976
Info: A free two hour support group for those living with dementia and their carers. Refreshments and homemade cakes will be available.

Music Sessions
Friends Meeting House, 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN
When: 3rd Friday of the month from 10.30am-12pm
Contact: jane.muers@btinternet.com or 01788 576 854
Info: Monthly music sessions for people with dementia and those who support and care for them.

Musical Memories Café at The Bull Inn
33-35 Main Street, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby CV23 0BH
When: 3rd Monday of the month from 10.30am-12pm
Contact: reception@ageukcovwarks.org.uk or 01926 458100
Info: The Café aims to support people, their families and carers living with memory problems. We recognise the importance music can play in bridging memories and encourage socialising with others in similar circumstances. This enables carers to share experiences, emotions and understanding.
Activities include listening to and joining musicians and volunteers in making music and sharing experiences and emotions in relaxed, informal surroundings.

Rugby Dementia Café – Drovers House
Drovers House, Rugby, UK
When: Every Wednesday from 11.15am-1.15pm
Contact: 01788 573955

Sing Along Memory Cafe
Anya Court Care Home, 286 Dunchurch Road, Rugby, CV22 6JA
When: 3rd Monday of the month between 10.30am-12pm
Contact: : anyacourt@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk or 01788 811976
Info: An opportunity to make music, have fun and share experiences.

Thursday Together
The Benn Partnership Centre, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3HR
When: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6.30pm-8.30pm
Contact: jane.muers@btinternet.com or 01788 576 854
Info: A social evening for people with dementia and those who support and care for them.
Nuneaton & Bedworth

Happy Days Community Group
Bedworth Cricket Club, Johnson Memorial Pavilion, Rye Piece Ringway
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact: 19pat49@talktalk.net or 07733 060585
Info: All are welcome - particularly those living with dementia and their carers. Bring a friend too! Refreshments, activities and entertainment available. Cost is £3.50 per person (this includes a light buffet / snack)

Memory Café – The Makery
The Makery, Abbeygate Shopping Centre, CV11 4EL
When: Thursdays 11am-1pm
Contact: guardiansgrowcharity@icloud.com or 07894 675947
Info: A relaxed informal group café providing support for people with memory difficulties and their carers. We provide companionship and a supported safe space for those affected by memory difficulties. We offer access to memory games, toys and books. A friendly safe space to share and meet others on a similar journey.

Memory Lane Café
All Saints Church, High street, Bedworth, CV12 8NH
When: Fortnightly on Fridays 1.30pm-3pm
Contact: 07763 908460
Info: A free, relaxed, informal drop-in environment. We provide support for people with memory difficulties and their carers. We provide companionship, activities, occasional entertainment and the opportunity to chat.

Mindful Moments Dementia Café
Stockingford Community Centre, Haunchwood Road, Nuneaton, CV10 8DY
When: Weekly on Thursdays, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Contact: ruth@amba-uk.org or 07974 727223
Info: A free friendly and safe place for people living with dementia to socialise and have fun with games and activities to improve memory and thinking. Anyone who is feeling lonely and is looking for somewhere they can meet others for a chat and a ‘cuppa’ is also very welcome to join us.

The Pheonix Group
Ambleside Sports Club, Ambleside Way, Nuneaton CV11 6AT
When: Every Tuesday 11am-3pm
Contact: Referral is through your doctor, consultant, occupational therapist or health care professional.
Info: The Phoenix Group is a support group that works with carers and people who have been diagnosed as having dementia. This is a large and friendly group who have regular activities and provide advice and support. They have outings and speakers and is a community for friendship and interaction. There is a small charge of £3.00 per person.

North Warwickshire

Coleshill & Water Orton Memory Café
Robert Lloyd Room, Water Orton Church, Water Orton, B46 1QU
When: 1st Friday every month 2pm-4pm
Contact: 07478 202052
Info: For people living with dementia and their carers. £2.50 per person

Forget Me Not Memory Café
The Old Courtroom, Coleshill Town Hall, Colehill, B46 3BG
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
Contact: 01675 464634
Info: Entertainment & games. £3 entry fee

Mindful Moments Dementia Café
The Dordon Club, Long street, Dordon, B78 1PZ
When: Thursdays 10.30am-12pm
Contact: 07974 727223
Info: A friendly, safe place for anyone affected by dementia to socialise and have fun interacting with others. You will be able to take part in activities or just relax and talk to others who will understand and empathise with your issues. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Cost: £2.00 per person

Further Support

Living Well with Dementia Warwickshire

Alzheimer’s Society

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