DEMENTIA HARBOROUGH supports
those with recently diagnosed dementia, their carers and families.
We started in March 2011 as Dementia café Market Harborough which provided support
for those newly diagnosed with dementia and their families, and a place to get together,
and jointly support each other.
Now we run a range of activities for people affected by dementia, including a
Dementia café, a Singing for Memories Group and Healthy Walks. We are also involved
with local NHS and Social Services bodies, other local charity groups, and local
politicans to ensure that they understand the practical issues being faced by people
with dementia and their carers.
Dementia Harborough's activities include:-
Recently, Dementia Harborough has been spearheading an exciting project working
with Robert Smyth Academy which helps their students and older
people talk to each other, and help those with memory problems to recall those magic
moments from earlier years.
Read more about the project
Resource Bank – we maintain a large collection of books, pamphlets
and general information about dementia and the range of services available to support
families in coping with a new diagnosis of the disease. These items are available
at all Dementia café meetings.
Strolls in the Park
run by The Active Together Team at Harborough District Council specifically for
people with dementia and their family members. You can combine a leisurely walk
at your pace together with the opportunity to chat with friends along the way.
Our Trustees are actively supporting working partnerships with
We are proud of the fact that we have received
- Sainsbury’s Supermarket (Market Harborough)
- Co-operative Funeral Services
& Midlands Co-operative Society
- Illston on the Hill Onion Growers Association
- Waitrose 'green token' charity collection scheme
- Lloyds Bank
- The Congregational Church, Market Harborough
- Probus Market Harborough, Welland Valley Rotary Club and Market Harborough Rotary Club
- Significant private donations