Dementia Services in South Glos

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Groups and activities in South Gloucestershire

Thornbury, Almondsbury & Severnvale

The Haven Memory Café – Thornbury United Reformed Church
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, 10:15 – 11:45
Call Sue Walton 07794 370903 or email [email protected], or Stuart Hill on 07913 241437

Thornbury Memory Café – Thornbury Methodist Church Hall
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 10:15 – 11:45
[email protected] / 01454 412941

Patchway, Filton & the Stokes

Patchway Memory Café – St Chads Church Hall
1st and 3rd Mondays of each month 10:30 – 12:30
Sue 0117 9759347 or Carol 0117 9793732

Patchway Musical Memories – St Chads Church Hall
One Sunday a month 12:15 – 3pm
James 07976 627313

Older Peoples’ Tea Party (60+) – Brooks Café, Coniston Community Centre
Last Sunday of the month, 2pm – 4pm
Tanya 07876 501227

Silver Surfers (getting to grips with computers, phones & the internet) – The Casson Centre
Fridays 10am – 12pm
John 07986 053005

Alive Dementia Friendly Allotment – Charlton rd allotments, Brenty BS10
Tuesdays 10am-12pm, open to South Glos residents
Guy 074237 19088 [email protected]

Winterbourne & Frampton Cotterell

Wellbeing Friends – Winterbourne & District Community Association, Watleys End Road. Every 2 weeks, 1st Wednesday and 3rd Thursday – £3 per person
Please contact Edna before attending – 07789 662694

Winterbourne Memory Café – Alzheimer’s Society – Greenfield Centre
4th Thursday of each month, 2pm – 3:30pm
0117 9610693 / [email protected]

Staple Hill, Soundwell, Downend & Mangotsfield

Dementia Singing Memory Cafe – The Bean Tree Cafe in Page Park, Staple Hill
Ben Searle has undertaken Singing for the Brain training with Alzheimer’s Society and set up this independent service, Tuesdays from 2pm. £5 per group attending. Call Ben on 07910 668258

The Retreat Memory Café – St Stephens Church Soundwell
2nd and 4th Mondays of each month
Kirstie [email protected] / 07966 740848 / 01454 868570

Friendly Voices – Mangotsfield & Castle Green United Reformed Church
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Des 07480133121

Singing for the Brain Downend – Alzheimer’s Society
Every Thursday morning
0117 9610693 / [email protected]

Welcome Wednesday – The Grapevine Brasserie, Mangotsfield
This is a friendly social coffee afternoon.  2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:00- 3:30pm
Lisa 0117 4350063 / [email protected]

Downend Senior Film Club – Christ Church Hall, Downend
Easy access and no need to book, open to all. 3rd Monday of the month, 2pm
For a list of upcoming films call Lisa 0117 4350063 / [email protected]

Kingswood, Hanham, Longwell Green & Cadbury Heath

Longwell Green Memory Café – Alzheimer’s Society – Longwell Green Community Centre
1st Monday of each month, 2pm – 4pm
0117 9610693 / [email protected]

Singing for the Brain Kingswood – Alzheimer’s Society
Every Wednesday morning
0117 9610693 / [email protected]

Kingswood Memory Café – Bourne Christian Centre, Waters Road, Kingswood
Refreshments, companionship, music, games and more. 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2 til 4pm
Joe 0117 3742400 / [email protected]

Warmley Wheelers – giving people with health conditions and support needs the chance to get into cycling, with safe equipment and a supported environment. Call 07587 034366 or email [email protected]

Yate & Chipping Sodbury

Sing to Remember (Mindsong) – The Baptist Church, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AH.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11am. Contact 07722 505 567

Yate Memory Café – Pop Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre
1st Friday of the month, 1:30 – 3pm
01454 869441 / [email protected]

Oasis Memory Café – Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church Hall
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month 10:30 – 12:00
Wendy – 01454 313023 [email protected]

Woodland Wellbeing – relax in nature – Brinsham Park, Yate
Every other Wednesday
[email protected] / 07855 560865

Yate Men’s Shed
Every Thursday – Armadillo Café, 10:30am
Every Monday & Friday – Parish Hall, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Nigel 07847306735

Tea Dances at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Various dates throughout the year, run by the Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Society. Call 0117 9610693 for information.

Other locations

Memory Café – Doynton Village Hall
1st Thursday of each month, 2pm- 4pm

Dementia Connection memory café – Charfield Memorial Hall
Alternate Tuesdays 10:30 – 12:30
01452 529697 / [email protected]  
Also in Wootton-Under-Edge at the Chipping Club on alternate Tuesdays.

Brislington Activity Group – Alzheimer’s Society
St Luke’s Church Hall, Church Parade, Bristol BS4 5LS
Contact Claire on 07872 866 502 / [email protected]

Dhek Bal – Bristol and South Gloucestershire – respite breaks, self help and advocacy for the South Asian community. Call 0117 9146771 or email [email protected]

Young Onset Dementia

Walking Well: South Glos Young Onset Dementia Walking Group
[email protected] / 01454 863440

Young Onset Dementia walks, skittles, meetups and more
[email protected] / [email protected]

Young Onset Dementia Carers Support Group – on Zoom
1st Wednesday of each month 7pm – 8:30pm
[email protected] / 07741 142701

Yate meet-up group: The Brimsham Park Pub, Lark RIse, BS37 7PJ
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 1pm until 3:30pm. Social gathering for people with young-onset dementia. Bar, toilet facilities and parking. Contact Christine on 07952569038 or email [email protected]

Age UK Services – call 01454 411707
Befriending Service [email protected] receive a call or visit once a week (volunteer)
Walking Project [email protected] short and gentle weekly group walks
Reconnect Service [email protected] meet a friend with similar interests
Digital Inclusion [email protected] improve knowledge and skills on mobile and digital devices. 1:1 and group sessions.
Free information and advice about writing a will, finding a reliable tradesperson, wellbeing, transport, pensions and benefits, care homes and more. [email protected] or call 01454 411707.

Age UK Activity Day Centres 
Poplar Gardens, Kingswood – Tuesday and Wednesday
Nutfield, Filton – Tuesday and Thursday
Grace Court, Downend – Wednesday
Warmley Community Centre – Thursday
Karen and Suzanne – [email protected] / 01454 411707 option 3

Day Centres

Autumn Years Respite Day Centres – including lunch, refreshments, and activities designed around your interests.
Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury – Fridays
Ridgewood Centre, Yate – Thursdays
[email protected] / 07741 977 122

Adorno Day Centres – prices starting from £69.95 per person. A hot, healthy lunch and refreshments included. Locations:
Greenfield Centre, Winterbourne – Wednesday
Ridgewood Centre, Yate – Thursday
St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford – Friday
[email protected] / 07398 526024

Memory Lane Day Centre
54 Moravian Rd, Kingswood
Five days a week.
0117 909 6070 / [email protected]

Cambrian Green Day Centre – Yate
01454 864790

Carer Support

Carers Support Centre – carers assessments, support and advice – 0117 965 2200 /
Carers groups:
Hanham – 1st Tuesday, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Kingswood – 2nd Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm
Downend – 4th Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm
[email protected] / 07515 130 091
Walk and Talk – various locations
[email protected] / 07742 291073
Dementia Mentoring Service – telephone based
[email protected]  / 0117 958 9904 

Carer Support (continued)
The Mindful Life – mindfulness for carers, Taster sessions and free 3-week courses, all run online.
[email protected] /

Young Onset Dementia Carers Support Group – on Zoom
1st Wednesday of each month 7pm – 8:30pm
[email protected] / 07741 142701

Alzheimer’s Society Carers Peer Support Group – on Zoom
3rd Monday of each month, 11am – 12:30pm
0117 9610693 / [email protected]

Domestic care, sitting and companionship services

The below are examples of agencies who provide these services; none are endorsed by Alzheimer’s Society.

Vicky Brown, respite carer – companionship, days out and personal care. 07849 813 103 [email protected]

Autumn Years Friends Respite Contact [email protected] / 07741 977 122

Adorno Contact [email protected] or 0117 379 0048

Home Instead Contact [email protected] or 0117 4350064

Your Care Contact [email protected] or 0117 9477422

“Marigolds” by Brunel Care call 0117 914 4257

Yate and Sodbury Domestic Care Contact [email protected] or 07842 506377  

Home Companions call 07726 771 328 or email [email protected]

Private support workers for companionship and care services throughout care journey – contact Tracey Jeffreys 07860 646417 / [email protected]