Heeley Trust are now responsible for the running of Meersbrook Dementia Cafe.

Address: 173 Chesterfield Rd, Sheffield S8 0RP


The cafe runs on the first Thursday of every month – apart from January 2020 when the cafe will be held on Thursday 9th January, and there is no cafe in August.

Dates are as follows:

*5th December – Christmas memory cafe

*9th January

*6th February – Valentines memory cafe

*5th March

*2nd April – Easter memory cafe

*7th May

*4th June

*2nd July – Summer memory cafe

*3rd September

*1st October

*5th November

*3rd December – Christmas memory café

The cafe is a chance to take some time out, relax and socialise in a safe and welcoming environment. We have information about living with dementia as well as resources for carers. The first hour of the cafe will be a chance to settle in, enjoy some refreshments and catch up with friends. The second hour will be more interactive with entertainment such as live music and games such as dominoes.

Venture Walking Friends: Venture Walking Friends is a walking group that has been running for the past 10 years. Heeley Trust now help to refer those interested onto the group. Their main aim is to encourage active people with dementia to continue walking, and to do so in the company of others in the same situation. Walkers are invited to join them, but walk at their own risk. A carer, family member or a friend is welcome to accompany the person with dementia, and encouraged to accompany that person on their first walk. The walks are generally up to 3 miles long and would be classed as moderately easy. The group meet at 10.30 am outside Millennium Gallery café on Arundel Gate (now called Ambulo). and the group use public transport to get to the start of the walk. Walks usually finish at a pub or café before returning to town by public transport.

The Venture Walking Friends Programme up until April 2020 is to follow.

For more information on either the Dementia Cafe or Venture Walking Friends group please Contact Sharna Lal on 0114 3991070 or sharna.l@heeleydevtrust.com for more information

Information correct at time of posting