South Gloucestershire Memory Cafes

If you are living with dementia South Gloucestershire Memory Cafes offer the opportunity to spend time with other people also experiencing dementia and their carers in a fun and relaxed environment.

Please contact individual cafes to check their opening times.

About Memory Cafes

Memory cafés offer a friendly welcome for anyone affected by dementia, or worried about their or someone else’s memory. They provide practical information and support in an informal and social environment.  You can learn new skills, enjoy activities, listen to guest speakers and make new friends.

There are several memory cafes in South Gloucestershire, some are operated by the Alzheimer’s Society and some are run by community volunteers.

Memory Cafes in South Gloucestershire

Alzheimer’s Society currently run two Memory Cafés per month, in Longwell Green and Winterbourne. For more information, contact Group Activity Support Manager David Stone on 07544 764 929, or email David.Stone@alzheimers.org.uk or SouthGloucestershire@alzheimers.org.uk.

Longwell Green Memory Café meets on the 1st Monday of each month, 2pm to 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays) at Longwell Green Community Centre, Shellards Way, Longwell Green, BS30 9DU. 

Winterbourne Memory Café meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, 2pm to 3:30pm, at the Greenfield Centre on Park Avenue, Winterbourne, BS36 1NJ.

Charfield Memory Group

Takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month in The Sportsman’s Lounge at Charfield Memorial Hall between 10am and 11am.

The group offers friendship and support to people of all ages living in Charfield and the surrounding villages, particularly those who are living with, or caring for someone with memory problems.

For further information on this and other support services available please contact Amanda on 07814 692 195 or email linkservices@hotmail.co.uk

Thornbury Memory Café

The Thornbury Memory Café is run by local people, and supports those in Thornbury and the surrounding area with some form of memory loss. The café meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10.15am in the Methodist Church Hall. Anyone with a memory problem, together with a carer or friend is welcome. There is time for chatter and meeting with others. Please contact Sue Rowley 01454 412941.

The Retreat Memory Café

St Stephen’s Church Hall, Church Road, Soundwell, BS16 4RH

Meets on the second Monday of the month 10.15am – 12.15pm

For further information contact Winsome on 01454 868570 or email dementia@southernbrooks.org.uk

A car park is available at the rear of the hall for café users.

Haven Memory Café

United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Thornbury, BS35 2BA

Opening launch 23rd June 2017

Meets on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month 10.15am-11.45am

Contact Barbara Goom on 01454 414826 or Robin Pencavel on 01454 632064

 Further help and support with dementia

You can find further help and support with dementia in these articles:

Living with Dementia 

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