Category: Sheffield

Sheffield UK, Young Onset Dementia Support Group Tomorrow

Earlier in the year, I contacted Young Dementia UK about the lack of support for people living with Dementia under the age of 65 and their care partners and families in Sheffield.

Then I was on the interview panel that appointed a  Young dementia UK co-ordinator for Sheffield.

It is so important for people living with Dementia to be involved in developing new services.

I am pleased to tell you that YoungDementia UK is launching a new monthly group starting on the 16 January 2019 for people living with Young Onset Dementia who live in the Sheffield area.

It will take place every month at

Graves Health and Sports Centre
Bochum Parkway
S8 8JR

The 13th February group tomorrow will be at 1.00-3.00 pm’

It is chance to meet new people, try new activities and access information about young onset dementia.

Download a poster about the group here.

For more information please contact our Group Coordinator, Natasha Wilson at

Additional Funding

As Sheffield is our 4th largest city and it is quite a way from the north of the city to Graves Health and Sports Centre I am seeking additional funding for a second group in the north of the city.

Any kind soul reading this that may be able to help could contact Natasha for more information.

Note for Professionals and Organisations

I would hope that people receiving a diagnosis of Young Onset Dementia, would be referred by their Neurologist to the group, at the point of Diagnosis where appropriate, via Natasha Wilson.

Associated Health Professionals who identify someone who would benefit from being included should also refer people along with other medical professionals the council and other organisations.

Equality of treatment and services regardless of condition is a right set out under the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

For more information please contact our Group Coordinator, Natasha Wilson at


Sheffield UK, Porter Valley Dementia Cafe, Tomorrow

Porter Valley Dementia Cafe opened on the 6th December 2018 for patients of the 5 GP practices in the Porter Valley area.  This cafe has been funded by the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for patients living with Dementia in the Porter Valley neighbourhood of Sheffield.

It is held at the Bents Green Methodist Church 172 Knowle Lane, Sheffield S11 9SJ.

Cafe’s take place on the first and third Thursday of each month.

It is open from 2pm to 4pm.

dementia cafe poster

dementia cafe


Announcement – New Age UK Dementia Group Sessions starting 13 Nov 2018

A ground-breaking new concept in dementia support is being brought to Sheffield by Age UK.

The sessions have been developed by University College London psychologist, Dr Aimee Spector. They use an evidence-based Cognitive Stimulation Therapy approach which has been found to improve confidence and wellbeing for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Age UK Sheffield will be introducing the sessions starting in November. They will be delivered during evening periods, responding to feedback from carers that they have no regular respite opportunities outside of usual working hours.

Age UK Sheffield Chief Executive, Steve Chu, said: “We are delighted to be bringing this innovation to Sheffield and we’re now taking expressions of interest from people living with dementia and their carers. Our existing Wellbeing Centre for people living with dementia gets amazing feedback for its day centre provision and we are proud to be one of only a handful of local Age UKs who have been chosen to deliver these groups.”

For more details, or to register an expression of interest now, call (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail:

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