Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Activities and social groups

Remaining active, occupied and engaged with others is important and can support individual and family resilience.

Many interests, hobbies and pastimes that have been enjoyed can continue with support or with adjustments and can include movement and exercise, creative arts, culture and religion.

There may be local initiatives which are specifically for people with dementia, these may include: lunch clubs, memory cafes, peer support groups, day hospital/day treatment centres

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  • Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesFebruary 15 2016Active Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.
  • The Daily SparkleFebruary 8 2016The Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK's leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.
  • Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020February 21 2015The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
  • Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandNovember 29 2013This report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
  • Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyoneSeptember 3 2013This report, published by the Alzheimer's Society, explores evidence from people with dementia about their experiences of living in their community and the ten key things they would like to see in a dementia-friendly community.
  • QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaApril 3 2013This quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.


  • BUDS activity sessionsBetter Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) provide people diagnosed with dementia the opportunity to socialise, receive support and take part in a variety of creative and stimulating activities. Activities are varied and focus on one to one and group activities.0121 565 3721
  • West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource CentreAfrican Caribbean & BME Carers Information, Advice and Navigation Service Our service aims to support carers to access  primary, secondary and social care services that will support them in their caring role and improve their own quality of life. We do this by identifying what ...Thomas Street, West Bromwich. West Midlands. B70 6LY 0121 525
  • St Albans Community AssociationSt Albans is a charity providing a wide range of services to the local community. We pride ourselves on the warm, welcoming environment, with caring staff, who understand the needs of those who use the services available. We provide services for older and vulnerable adults, ...St Albans Road Smethwick West Midlands B67 7NL0121 558 0018
  • The Lighthouse – Edward Street HospitalThe Lighthouse is a community resource centre for people with dementia and their loved ones, The Lighthouse has a range of resources to support people to live well with dementia and stay independent for longer. Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust is proud of the Community ...Edward Street Hospital, Edward Street, West Bromwich B70 8NL, UK0845 146 1800
  • Alzheimer’s Society Dementia ConnectA specialist telephone based information and navigation service. A person can be referred to us through our newly developed safe, quick, electronic referral route for all health and society professionals. Specially trained Dementia Advisers will complete an assessment of their needs and provide the right ...Tricorn House, Birmingham B16 8TU,
  • ‘Albion Memories’ at West Bromwich Albion Football ClubWest Bromwich Albion invites older fans battling dementia to its stadium each week for talks that serve to stir fading memories and help them escape the loneliness that often accompanies the disease. ‘Albion Memories’ uses football, and particularly the club’s heritage and history, to help ...West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, UK
  • Agewell Kingfisher Dementia ServicesKingfisher Buddies is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is a service provided by Agewell and fellow Community Interest Company, Dementia Pathfinders, which supports older people across Sandwell who are living with dementia. The three year project recognises that seeking and receiving a ...Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury, UK0121 796 9333
  • CAP (Community Action Project) Day Care CentreThe CAP Day Care Centre provides care and support to people with dementia over the age of 60, helping them to live independent lives. Activities run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and include arts and craft sessions, access to ICT, access to a library, ...14-16 Windmill Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3LX0121 565 3273
  • AgewellAgewell provides advice, guidance and a range of quality services to help older people stay socially connected, healthier and living independently for as long as possible. We also support family members in their caring role.Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury B69 1DZ, UK0121 796 9333
  • BUDS – Better Understanding of Dementia for SandwellBetter Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) is an independent charity which provides services for people diagnosed with Dementia, their Carers and families within the Borough of Sandwell. BUDS offer a variety of activities and services across Sandwell including activity groups, day services, befriending, talking therapy and training and advice.142 George Road, Oldbury, West Midlands B68 9LN, UK0121 565 3721
  • Rhythm for Wellbeing – OldburyBeat It work with groups of people in the community to share music-making, their primary focus is on people who are living with dementia and their carers. Rhythm for Wellbeing - Oldbury is for people living with memory loss and mild dementia and their carers. The group takes place every Wednesday 10:30-12:00 at Wednesbury Library.Salvation Army Hall, Oldbury, Sandwell
  • West Bromwich BUDS Dementia CafeAre you living with dementia? Did you know BUDS will be running its first dementia café at Café Central in Central Library, West Bromwich? The café will be open from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.Café Central, Central Library, 316 High Street, West Bromwich, B70 8DZ0121 565 3721
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