Dementia Friends

We are proud to be a dementia friendly council

Dementia Information Service with Newark CVS

The Dementia Information Service supports people with Dementia (or memory problems they do not need a formal diagnosis) and their carers, friends and relatives to get relevant information when they need it.

People can discuss their needs over the telephone, face to face or via email. They can be signposted and referred to other relevant services. Information is provided on all aspects of memory problems, be it understanding their diagnosis or the more practical aspects of day to day living with memory problems.

Any agency or individual can refer to the Dementia Information Service.

Dementia Information Officer available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 

Castle House 
Great North Road 

Call Amy on 01636 679 539

Or join in the conversation via the Dementia Information Service Facebook page.

NHS Working Age Dementia Team

Contact the NHS Working Age Dementia Team if you live in Nottinghamshire and are under 65 with a diagnosis of dementia.

There are support sessions running at various times and locations across the county as well as lots of peer support groups available.

Contact or call 01623 403278 for more information.

Events in our area

Active Minds in Edwinstowe

Active Minds is a support group for people living with and early diagnosis of dementia and anyone who is concerned about their memory. Participants are actively involved in the running of the group and will design, deliver and develop a space where they can socialise and chat with likeminded people.

With the assistance and support of Edwinstowe United Community Association we will liaise with public and voluntary sector to gain vital information as required, (e.g. housing, benefits etc). Members plan and engage in stimulating activities that are meaningful to them to lead active and fulfilling lives, promote social inclusion and encourage maximum independence. Having lunch together is an important part of our meetings. Partners and carers are welcome.

The group meets at The Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9HS Every Monday 10am to 2pm

Cost £6 including lunch or carers £2.00 for lunch (first session £2.00 only to cover lunch cost)

Balderton Dementia Cafe 

This is an Alzheimers Society Meeting held on the third Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm

The Salvation Army
Mead Way
NG24 3GA

Please contact us on 01159 343800 or email to book a place. 

Bridge Community Centre Memory Cafe

A friendly weekly memory café every Tuesday 2pm to  4pm at the Bridge Community Centre, Lincoln Road, Newark, NG24 2DP

Enjoy activities, chats with trained volunteers and refreshments

Contact Pam Hall. 07949119636

Cornwater Evergreens Memory Club

A weekly club for residents in Rainworth, Blidworth and Ravenshead offering activities, services and friendship for older people.

Transport can be arranged.

For more information contact Melissa Blyth on 01623 491 159 or visit

Forget-Me-Nots, Tuxford

For older people worried about their memory or with a diagnosis of dementia and families and carers, or anyone who is feeling lonely in Tuxford and surrounding area. Open to people in Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood.
Variety of activities, a light lunch and coffee, tea and biscuits. Members without a carer must be able to look after themselves.

£5 charge for lunch, refreshments and activities. The venues have level access, meetings are on the ground floor and there are wheelchair-accessible toilets. There are induction/hearing loop system

Meetings: Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm-3.30pm

The Beeches Community Centre
Birch Court
NG22 0NG

Contact: Beverley Pottinger:

Lancaster Grange Memory Cafe

A friendly monthly Memory Café at Lancaster Grange Care Home open to all.

Last Friday of the month at 10am to 12pm with chat, activities and light refreshments.

Lancaster Grange, Cross Lane, Fernwood, Newark, Notts, NG24 3NH

Music and Memory Nottingham

Singing group for people with dementia and their carers - all welcome.

Mondays 10.15am to 11.45am

Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music, Lakeside Arts, University Arts, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

For more information please email

Newark Dementia Carers Group

The purpose of the group is to provide a local group to local people who are affected by dementia and other memory loss conditions.

Newark Dementia Carers Group aims to reduce social isolation by coming together to share experiences, challenges and to help effect social change.

They provide a safe, non-judgemental space where members can share, listen and be listened to.

Activities include Boccia, crafts, singing, organised days out and tea dances

Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Flowserve Sports and Social Club. 

BocciaCome along to one of our Boccia sessions at the indoor Bowls Centre at Newark Showground. Mostly held on a Wednesday 2pm to 4.30pm.

Time Out entertainment afternoon. This is usually held on the first Monday of every month 1.30pm to 4pm.

Crafts - Held on the third Thursday of the month at Seven Hills Community Centre. 11am to 1.30pm followed by a fish and chips lunch.

Tea dances - Last Monday of the month at Flowserve Sports and Social Club at 2pm to 4pm.

Contact Ken Daubney via email or call 01636 702 577.

Ollerton Memory Cafe

For people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in Ollerton and the surrounding villages. The group offers a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. There is a varied programme of activities including arts and crafts, boccia, games, quizzes and music.

Meetings are on the 4th Monday of every month, 1pm to 3pm

Oasis Cafe
Life Spring's Cafe
Sherwood Drive
New Ollerton
NG22 9PP

Terry Bell 01623 862478 

Singing for Memory

For one hour each month members of Newark Dementia Carers Group and residents of Gladstone House have a lovely sing-long together enjoying songs from the 60’s, music hall tunes, jazz, camp fire songs and other well-known family favourites!

The initiative is organised by the fabulous Ken Daubney who chairs the Newark Dementia Carers Group and everyone is welcome to attend and join in.

Singing for Memory takes place on the second Friday of each month and the next session is on Friday 12 July at 2.30pm at Gladstone House in Newark (next to the new Leisure Centre). Entrance is free with a donation towards refreshments please.

Paul Connor from Lincoln is always in fine voice and leads the singing with encouraging chatter between the songs aimed at helping the singers to enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain brings people with dementia and their carers together in a friendly, fun and social environment.

Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-up and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs. The sessions run once every three weeks at six different locations across the county and are free of charge. 

At the Salvation Army Church Centre, Mead Way Balderton, NG24 3GA.

Sessions are on Fridays once an month 11am to 12.30pm and are free

Please contact Alzheimer's Society on 01159 343 800 or email to book a place

Southwell Memory Cafe with the Alzheimer's Society

For people with dementia and their carers.

Meetings: Second Friday of the month 10:30am to 12:30pm

Kings Court
NG25 0EL

Please contact us on 01159 343800 or email

How we support local groups

We have supported local dementia groups with a programme of creative activities including crafts, painting, photography and clay workshops. Also with fun health and fitness activities including boccia and seated exercise.

In March 2017 local artist Kerry O'Brien designed spring flower silks for the Newark Dementia Carers group. It was a lovely morning of painting and creativity for all involved, followed by a fish and chips lunch.

Newark Dementia Carers Group with their spring flowers silk paintings

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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