Dementia Friendly North Sheffield Newsletter September 2019

Welcome to the third Dementia Friendly North Sheffield Newsletter, dedicated to sharing news about our efforts to make north Sheffield dementia friendly!

It’s been a busy month and lots of useful links and conversations have been happening.

The big piece of news for this month is that SOAR’s small grant scheme will be opening in the next few weeks, and will include a distinct pot for work around Dementia. Start thinking about what projects you’d like to get started and have a chat with Rosie if this sounds interesting.

Thanks as always for your support. Keep up the hard work and keep spreading the word!

We’ve also now got a Facebook page, so please like and share.


Each People Keeping Well Partnership has a steering group to direct our work and to work towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community. Please come along and get involved. Please make sure you’ve attended a Dementia Friends Information Session before you attend a steering group.



Wed 2nd Oct
1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Furnival
199 Verdon Street
S3 9QQ


Dates TBC

Asda Chapeltown
1 Market Pl
S35 2UW


Dates TBC

Norwood Medical Centre
360 Herries Ave
S5 7HD


Wed 18th Sept
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Firth Park Library
443 Firth Park Road
S5 6QQ

If you’ve got a group and aren’t really sure how to make it Dementia Friendly, or aren’t even sure what a Dementia Friendly group would look like, then get in touch.

If you’re already a Dementia Friendly group, make sure to let us know as we’re currently pulling together a list of Dementia Friendly Groups in the area.

There’s some great Dementia friendly events coming up at Parson Cross Forum:

You can also now find other services on the Dementia Directory.


The Dementia Directory is now up and running in Sheffield. It’s a tool for people to search for Dementia specific services and support in the area.

Spread the word, and make sure your groups are on there (Rosie has a log in if you need some help putting your services on).



For more information about these awareness sessions please follow the web links or contact Rosie  (   /   0114 213 4075).

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia by attending a 45 minute friendly and interactive Dementia Friends Information Session.

Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

More info

A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community.

They do this by delivering Dementia Friends Information Sessions to raise awareness and encourage other people to become dementia friends.

More info

Each Dementia Star award (Bronze/Silver/Gold) involves attending a 2-hour interactive and experiential training session, delivered by Enrichment for the Elderly.

These bite-sized chunks allow delegates to learn at their own pace. The awards are designed to follow on to each other after each delegate has attended a dementia friends information session.

Upcoming Dementia Friends Information Sessions

  • SOAR Works – Tuesday 15th October – 2pm to 3pm

For more details about sessions contact Rosie (  /  0114 213 4075).

If you can’t make any of these sessions or would like to book in some extra ones then please get in touch.

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