Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Dementia Friendly Craven

Dementia Friendly activities, support sessions and events in Craven

Regular Local Support Sessions and Dementia Friendly Activities in Craven

Skipton Dementia Advice Clinic

Run by an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Worker who can offer information and practical guidance to help you understand the condition, cope with day to day challenges and prepare for the future. They can help you remain independent and stay active, link up with local organisations and access further support networks. Sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday every month 10.00am to 1.00pm at Dyneley House Surgery, Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2HZ. To book an appointment contact Dyneley House Surgery on 01756 799311.

Skipton Sporting Memories

These sessions are aimed at older adults and people living with dementia and their carers. Come and have a cuppa and a chat about the highs and lows of playing and watching sport. Everything is informal and fun. Sessions are every third Thursday of the Month, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Dyneley House Surgery Newmarket Street, Skipton BD23 2HZ

For more information, contact Emma on 07591 067930.

Skipton Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs. The group is open to patients with Dementia or Parkinson's. Sessions are held every other Tuesday, 2.00pm to 3:30pm at the Baptist Church, Otley Street, Skipton  BD23 1ET.

For more information contact Sue at Alzheimer's Society on 01423 813464

Skipton Making Art Memory Loss Group      

Art-making group for people living with dementia and their caregivers, run by experienced art therapists and support workers from Pioneer Projects, the sessions offer stimulating activities which are sociable, fun, safe, and full of care. There is a charge for these sessions  and they are every Friday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Dyneley Barn, Newmarket Street, Skipton BD23 2HZ.. Booking is essential. For further details contact Jack at Pioneer Projects on 015242 62672

Skipton Memory Lane Café

Social support for people with memory loss and those with early onset dementia and their carers across Craven.

Activities on offer including Bingo, Dominoes, Singing, Guest speakers, Seated exercise, tea/coffee and a chat.

The group meets fortnightly May 3rd, 17th, 31st. June 14th, 28th. July 12th, 26th, at the Swadford centre, Swadford Street, Skipton from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. For more information, please contact Emma on 07591 067930 or Audrey on 01756 794136. For transport please call SCAD on 01756 701005.

Carleton Sporting Memories

New Carleton Sporting reminiscence sessions aimed at older adults and their carers. Have a cuppa and a chat, everything is informal and fun. Tuesday 11:00 to 12:00.

For more information contact Carlton Community HUB 01756 794282 www.swaninncarleton.co.uk/coffee-shop

Bentham Carers Group

Support group for carers of people living with dementia or memory loss. First Monday of the month 10:15am to 12:15pm at Pioneer Projects Looking Well Studios, King Street, High Bentham. Please ring 015242 62672 to book if you are bringing the person you care for.

Bentham Making Art Memory Loss Group      

Art-making group for people living with dementia and their caregivers, run by experienced art therapists and support workers from Pioneer Projects, the sessions offer stimulating activities which are sociable, fun, safe, and full of care.Sessions are on a Monday morning at Pioneer Projects, Looking Well Studios, King Street, High Bentham. 10.15am to 12.15pm. There is a charge for these sessions.

To book contact Jack at Pioneer Projects on 015242 62672

Settle Making Art Memory Loss Group      

Art-making group for people living with dementia and their caregivers, run by experienced art therapists and support workers from Pioneer Projects, the sessions offer stimulating activities which are sociable, fun, safe, and full of care. Sessions are on a Wednesday morning in Settle. Quaker Meeting House, Settle 10:15am to 12:15pm. There is a charge for these sessions.

To book contact Jack at Pioneer Projects on 015242 62672

Settle Creative Respite Day

Stimulating social and creative activities for people living with dementia or memory loss. Professional personal care provided. A warm and friendly atmosphere.Sessions are held on Thursdays in Settle between 10:00am and 3:00pm. There is a charge for the sessions.

To book contact Jack at Pioneer Projects on 015242 62672

Support Organisations

Carers’ Resource

Gives tailored support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people, providing information, advice, representation, advocacy and other services appropriate to their needs. For further details call 01756 700888

The Alzheimer's Society Side by Side service

Supports people with dementia to remain active, be independent and stay involved in their community.

A volunteer will provide support, so people with dementia can keep doing the things they enjoy or try out new activities.  For more information contact Side by Side Project on 01274 586008 or sidebysideacw@alzheimers.org.uk

Making Space

Provides a Dementia Support Service to people living with dementia and their carers. They can offer advice and guidance to assist you to live well with dementia, give you emotional support, signpost you to other services and organisations that can help you and provide information and education about dementia, treatments and local services.

For more information contact Clare Wheeler on 01535 606086 or 07773 222813

Dementia Friendly Craven

There are four communities in Craven who are working to become Dementia Friendly in Skipton, Settle, Bentham and Carleton.

If you would like to get in touch with any of these groups please email Kate Senior ksenior@cravendc.gov.uk

For information about setting up a new Dementia Friendly Community contact cravendfc@ageuknorthcraven.org or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk 

Please check session details with the listed session organiser before attending to make sure  that they are still as stated.