Dementia Support in Sheffield

Sheffield dementia supportIf you're living with (or supporting someone living with) memory loss or dementia in Sheffield, there's plenty of support for you.

In Sheffield we believe it's possible to live well with Dementia, so these pages contain sources of practical and emotional support for your health, wellbeing and safety. Use these links to jump to key topics.

Support for people with Dementia.

Dementia support in your local area.

Other Dementia support to consider.

Support for people with Dementia

If you're worried about your memory, or think you may have dementia, it's a good idea to see a GP. Contact your doctor’s surgery for advice.

If you're worried about someone else's memory problems, encourage them to make an appointment with their doctor’s surgery and perhaps suggest that you go with them.

Dementia is not a normal part of getting older. Signs and symptoms may include memory loss, confusion and needing help with daily tasks, problems with language and understanding, changes in behaviour.

Your doctor can make make a referral to the Sheffield Memory Service. They can assess your memory problems and give a diagnosis, and advise you how to cope with any problems this creates. There's more about support with memory problems below.

With treatment and support from healthcare professionals, family, and friends, many people are able to lead active, fulfilling lives with dementia.

There's detailed information and advice about Dementia on the NHS website.

NHS: Dementia Guide.

Dementia Advice SheffieldDementia Advice Sheffield provides a one-stop shop, first point of contact service to respond to any non-clinical dementia-related query from a person who is living with dementia or their family carer.

Age UK Sheffield: Dementia Advice Sheffield.

Call: 0114 250 2875.

Email: dementiaadvice@ageuksheffield.org.uk.

Sheffield Memory Service is part of the Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust. They only take referrals from your GP or local hospital. You can find out more about their tailored approach to support.

Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust: Memory Service.

The service has a Nurse Helpline you can call for advice while you wait for an assessment.

Call: 0114 271 8585. It's open 8.30 am to 12 noon, and 1.30 to 4.30 pm, each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

You can also find out more about the assessment and what else you can do to take care of your wellbeing in the meantime from the Next Steps website.

Next Steps: The Memory Assessment.

Downloadable documents

The rest of this page gives advice on the range of different support available. You can also download guides to the support available to younger adults (under 65) and older people in Sheffield, and a booklet about support you can print or email to someone.

Dementia support in your local area

Your local Dementia trained community organisation is here to support you.

You’ll receive a warm welcome from the dementia workers at the People Keeping Well organisations listed below. They’re all Dementia Friends and have attended Dementia Stars training. They offer:

  • Dementia information and a friendly listening ear.
  • a 6-monthly telephone check-in call to see how you are.
  • regular Dementia-specific and Dementia-friendly:
    • Memory Cafés (with activities, entertainment and information).
    • Dementia Carers groups (including online).
    • singing groups and choirs.
    • allotment, gardening and farming sessions.
    • chairobics, bowling and exercise classes.
    • online Memory Cafés and dementia-friendly groups via Zoom.
    • Social Dining.
    • Sporting Memories.
    • coffee mornings.
    • culturally sensitive groups for men and groups for women.

You can be put in touch via the Dementia Advice Sheffield Service.

Age UK Sheffield: Dementia Advice Sheffield.

Call: 0114 250 2875.

Email: dementiaadvice@ageuksheffield.org.uk.

Or use our interactive map to work out which organisation supports your local area.

Map of Dementia services and groups in Sheffield.

Or use the list below for contact details and more information about what they provide from their website.

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This picture shows which service supports people in the different parts of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Dementia support organisations

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Stocksbridge, Upper Don, Deepcar, Wharncliffe Side, Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Worrall.
Dementia groups run by Stocksbridge Leisure Centre with Stocksbridge Community Care Group.
Contact the Dementia worker: Dave on 0114 283 0141.
Email: sccg.communitydementiaprovision@gmail.com.

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Chapeltown, High Green, Burncross, Grenoside, Ecclesfield.
Dementia groups run by SOAR.
Contact the Dementia worker: Lyndsey on 07538 100 375 or 0114 213 4065.
Email: Lyndsey.Crossland@soarcommunity.org.uk.

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Hillsborough, Middlewood, Wadsley, Loxley, Stannington, Wisewood.
Dementia groups run by Zest.
Contact the Dementia worker: 0114 270 2020 ext 232.
Email: health@zestcommunity.co.uk.

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Southey, Owlerton, Parson Cross, Fox Hill, Longley, Shirecliffe, Colley.
Dementia groups run by SOAR.
Contact the Dementia worker: Lyndsey on 07538 100 375 or 0114 213 4065.
Email: Lyndsey.Crossland@soarcommunity.org.uk.

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Firth Park, Shiregreen, Flower, Wincobank, Brightside, Stubbin, Brushes.
Dementia groups run by SOAR.
Contact the Dementia worker: Lyndsey on 07538 100 375 or 0114 213 4065.
Email: Lyndsey.Crossland@soarcommunity.org.uk.

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Crookes, Crosspool, Broomhill, Lodgemoor, Fulwood, Ranmoor, Endcliffe, Greystones, Nether Edge, Bents Green, Ecclesall, Brincliffe, Millhouses, Whirlow, Abbeydale, Bradway.
Dementia groups run by Age UK Sheffield.
Contact the Dementia worker: Elsie on 0114 250 2850.
Email: elsie.ledger@ageuksheffield.org.uk.

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Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Walkley, Langsett, Crookesmoor.
Dementia groups run by Zest.
Contact the Dementia worker: 0114 270 2020 ext 232.
Email: health@zestcommunity.co.uk.

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Burngreave, Fir Vale, Firshill, Abbeyfield.
Dementia groups run by SOAR.
Contact the Dementia worker: Lyndsey on 07538 100 375 or 0114 213 4065.
Email: Lyndsey.Crossland@soarcommunity.org.uk.

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Darnall, Tinsley, Acres Hill, Handsworth, Housesteads.
Dementia groups run by Darnall Well Being.
Contact the Dementia worker: Jo-Anne on 07495 548929 or 0114 249 6315.
Email: jo@darnallwellbeing.org.uk.

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City Centre, Sharrow, Broomhall.
Dementia groups run by Shipshape.
Contact the Dementia worker: Nur on 0114 250 0222.
Email:  n.ali@shipshape.org.uk.

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Manor, Castle, Park Hill, Wybourn, Woodthorpe.
Dementia groups run by Manor & Castle Development Trust.
Contact the Dementia worker: Nigel on 07918 054 103 or 0114 278 9999.
Email: dementia@manorandcastle.org.uk.

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Arbourthorne, Norfolk Park.
Dementia groups run by Manor & Castle Development Trust.
Contact the Dementia worker: Nigel on 07918 054 103 or 0114 278 9999.
Email: dementia@manorandcastle.org.uk.

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Heeley, Meersbrook.
Dementia groups run by Heeley Trust.
Contact the Dementia worker: Zoe on 0114 3991070.
Email: zoe.w@heeleydevtrust.com.

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Dore and Totley.
Dementia groups run by Age UK Sheffield.
Contact the Dementia worker: Elsie on 0114 250 2850.
Email: elsie.ledger@ageuksheffield.org.uk.

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Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe, Beauchief, Greenhill, Woodseats, Norton.
Dementia groups run by Heeley City Farm.
Contact the Dementia worker: Lee on 0114 258 0482.
Email: lee@heeleyfarm.org.uk.

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Gleadless Valley, Heeley, Newfield Green.
Dementia groups run by Heeley City Farm.
Contact the Dementia worker: Lee on 0114 258 0482.
Email: lee@heeleyfarm.org.uk.

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Woodhouse, Beighton, Mosborough, Sothall, Westfield, Halfway, Waterthorpe, Richmond, Hackenthorpe, Hollinsend, Birley, Charnock, Owlthorpe, Base Green.
Dementia groups run by Woodhouse & District Community Forum.
Contact the Dementia workers:
Nicola on 07586 974483.
Email: nicola@mywoodhouse.co.uk.
Or Lesley on 07586 823707.
Email: lesley@mywoodhouse.co.uk.
Or call the office on 07394 081747.

Other Dementia support to consider

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View all services on the directory for that provide dementia services and activities.

You can also view specific types of Dementia services using these links.

 

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