Dementia Support

Dementia Support in Eastleigh

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Dementia Support  


Accessible Cinema -  Held at The Point, Eastleigh on 14 February, 14 March and 18 April 2017. Relaxed cinema screenings, the sound is turned down and the lights are left on a  little. Particularly suitable for those with dementia and their carers. £5 per ticket, carers go free. All screenings will include a free tea, coffee and a biscuit. Contact The Point on 023 8065 2333 for further details. 

Older Couple

Activitea - A social afternoon of activities with an afternnon tea. Every Thursday between 2pm and 4pm at Cherry Tree Cafe, The Velmore Centre, Falkland Road, Chandlers Ford SO53 3GY. Only £2, carers go free. For more information please contact Nick Turner on 02380 009595 or email

The Strawberry Cafe - A new club for people living with dementia and their carers to take part in activities in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment, offering the chance to socialise and get information, advice and support. The D@art Centre, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End SO30 4EJ. Tuesdays 9.45am to 11am - 24 January, 28 March, 23 May and 18 July.

Eastleigh Carer and Dementia Support Group - Held at One Community, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL. Third Thursday of the month.  A get together for people affected by dementia and their friends, family and carers. For more information telephone 023 8090 2404.

Gems Dementia Group (Gently Encouraging Memory Skills) - A group for older people with dementia run by King's Community Church in Hedge End. Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 2pm including lunch. Transport in the Hedge End, West End and Botley area can be provided. Contact Sally Parker via the Church Office on 01489 784333.

Dovetail Centre Dementia Group - For people with dementia and their carers. Meets weekly in Chandler's Ford. Referrals only from Adult or Mental Health Services at Newtown House.

Singing for the Brain - A fun and stimulating social event for people with dementia and their carers. Run by the Alzheimer Society. Meets every Tuesday 10.30am to 12pm at the Centenary Centre, Chamberleyne Road, Eastleigh. Contact 023 8061 0159 or email

HALO  Lunch Club (Have A Lunch Out) - A lunch club run by King's Community Church, Hedge End, running fortnightly on a Tuesday providing great food and entertainment. The expanding HALO portfolio also includes a monthly Songs of Praise with afternoon tea on a Sunday. Transport in the Hedge End, West End and Botley area can be provided. Contact Sally Parker via the Church Office on 01489 784333.

The Shed Mens Group - A friendship group for older retired men run by King's Community Church in Hedge End.  Meets every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon. Transport in the Hedge End, West End and Botley area can be provided. Contact Sally Parker via the Church Office on 01489 784333.

Home Instead Southampton Memory Cafe - Memory cafe at Warsash United Reformed Church in Warsash Road SO31 9HW . The Home Instead team welcomes carers, with their loved ones, to the informal cafe where they can have a cup of tea and receive information and support about Alzheimer's and other dementias. The cafe is open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Contact 01489 559007 for further details.

Dementia Friendly Services

West Hampshire Dementia Road Map - Helping primary care to support people with Dementia.

Dementia Connect - The Alzheimer's Society's new and improved dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

One Community Day Centre Services  are provided in various locations across the borough, Monday to Friday all day. Lunch and transport are provided. Referral is either through Adult Services or direct. Trial days are available. Contact 023 8090 2407 or email

One Community Care and Respite Service - We specialise in caring for adults in the comfort of their own homes to enable the carer to have personal, quality respite. Referrals through Adult Services or direct, contact 023 8090 2455 or email

Dementia Advice Service - Contact Sharon Parkes, Dementia Advisor for advice and signposting  on 07795 978039 or email or Jane Ward for information about Dementia Friendly Communities and to arrange awareness raising sessions on 07827 317737 or or telephone the advice and information line: 0300 5000 907 


Getting and Staying Active

Health Works, Health Walks and Activity Buddy Scheme - Healthworks is a 12 week physical activity referral scheme designed to provide opportunities for people to improve their health and become more active. Health Walks are organised walks led by a qualified walk leader. The Active Buddy Scheme pairs volunteers with disabled people to take part in a variety of sport and activities offered by Fleming Park, including use of the swimming pool and gym facilities.

Useful contacts

Alzheimers Society - Leading the fight against Dementia.

Andover Mind - We’re Andover Mind, your local mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone, so we’re here for you whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis or just want some ideas about how to look after your mental health. We’ll listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner.

Dementia Friends - Make life better for people with dementia and become a Dementia Friend.

Dementia Guide from the NHS - As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it's affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should seek help from your GP.

Dementia Uk - Find out What dementia is, what is an Admiral Nurse, where to find an Admiral Nurse service, how to access our confidential helpline  Admiral Nursing DIRECT as well as courses offered by Dementia UK Training.

Age UK - Dementia advice from Age UK.

Dementia Friendly Hampshire - The aim is for the community at large to have a greater awareness of what dementia is and how those who have been diagnosed might be feeling. People across the County are working to promote the need for understanding, clear communication, patience and support throughout Hampshire.