Information for people with dementia Our groups and services.

Age UK

We aim to provide life-enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. We and our local partners deliver a range of services across the UK.

Health and Wellbeing College

Our health and well-being college provides various free sessions to people over 18 on all aspects of health and wellbeing, including managing stress, mindfulness, curtains to sleepless nights and much more. For more information including course details and locations visit the website or telephone 0161 716 2666.

Be Well Tameside 

Being well is important to us all. We all want to feel good, healthy and happy.

We can help you achieve this by offering:

  • One to one appointments
  • Regular contact and support  to achieve your goals
  • Practical tips
  • Information about local groups in your area
  • Help to access other services locally, such as mental health, debt, housing, volunteering and employment

We can support you to make those small changes that can have big benefits to your health and wellbeing.

Alzheimer’s Society/Dementia Support 

Living with dementia at any time brings challenges, If you need support and advice, we’re here for you.

Walk and Talk 

30 minutes The government recommends we exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week to improve our vascular risk factors and wellbeing. It also helps improve the mood as well as having health benefits. There are a range of led 30 minute walks at various locations in Tameside. 

Please contact LIVE ACTIVE OFFICE 0161 366 4860



Monday 10:30am - 30 Minutes


Donneybrook medical centre, Clarendon Street Hyde, SK14 2AH

Monday 10:30am - 30 minutes


Millgate medical practice, 119 manchester rd, Manchester, M34 3RQ

Tuesday 10:00am - 30 minutes

DENTON* (* twice a month the walk ends at St Lawrence Church for refreshments.)

Active Denton, Victoria Street, Denton, M34 3GU

Wednesday 10:00am - 30 minutes


Active Oxford Park, Pottinger Street, Ashton OL7 0PW

Thursday 10:30am - 30 minutes

DROYLSDEN** (**Refreshments at the church afterwards)

St Martins Church, Greenside Lane, Droylsden, M43 7QS

Friday 10:00am - 30 minutes

STAYBRIDGE***(*** parking on astley Street - use the side entrance)

The Bowling Hut, Stalybridge, SK15 2BJ

Willow Wood Hospice Dementia Support Café

Did you know we have an award winning dementia service? And a Support Cafe for carers twice a month? 

People are always surprised to find out just how much we have to offer here at Willow Wood, and not everyone is aware that we have an award-winning dementia service, which offers an outreach service to our community in Tameside and Glossop.

As part of this service we hold a Dementia Carers Support Café on the second and fourth Friday of every month.There’s no need to book, just drop in between 1-3pm and you’ll be assured of a warm welcome.

Nic Lavery, our dementia nurse says, “Anyone caring for someone with dementia can call in for advice, support or just for a coffee, cake and a chat in a friendly atmosphere.You can come by yourself or with your loved one and sometimes just meeting and chatting to others in a similar situation can be all you need.However, our trained volunteers and I will be here to offer any assistance or guidance you may require.”

If you would like more information about our dementia service, just ring 0161 330 1100 and ask for Nic.Alternatively, call round to the next café where you can relax with people who understand just what you’re going through in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.

Forget me not buddies

The group offers contact, support and a framework to regularly meet up with other Carers and Persons living with Dementia in a safe and social environment, along with planning and subsidising events and outings for Carers, Persons living with Dementia and family members from the Tameside and surrounding areas. Weekly social meetings are held each Monday between 1pm and 3pm at Denton Methodist Church Hall, Hyde Road, Denton M34 3AQ with light refreshments, activities and/or entertainment no need to pre-book just Register on attendance;

Forget me not buddies can provide you with signs and pictures for around the home at affordable prices .This can be useful for the person with dementia to recognise more easily places within the home. Money raised from this goes into the forget me not buddies social club for people with dementia and their carer’s. For more information contact Roy Telephone: 0161 366 8550

Email:, Tel: Roy – 07787 907087 Viv – 07912 176887


Tameside Community Response Service,

Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield, SK16 4LA. Telephone: 0161 342 5100 Email:

Meals on Wheels

Provides a hot meal and a desert at lunchtime, including Christmas Day. Other services are available at an extra cost. Contact: 0161 339 3090

Social services 

Provides needs assessment for those needing support at home. In addition, provides needs assessment for respite day care and 24-hour care Tel: 0161 342 2400 or 0161 342 4299.

The Storybox Project:

 The Storybox Project : At Home is a fun and inclusive programme of activities which uses imagination and creativity as a starting point. Building upon 12 years of practical experience, and work with thousands of people living with dementia, it enables anybody supporting an individual / or group of people living with dementia,  to deliver top quality, person centred activities, based upon a foundation of empathy, togetherness, and fun. It focuses upon the value of participation in the moment and the engagement of the most vulnerable older people; in particular those living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Who is it for:

  • Family members
  • Group leaders
  • Activity co-ordinators
  • Volunteers
  • Anybody who supports an individual or group living with dementia

Talking Point

Online discussion forum for people affected by dementia: