Our Memory Clubs
Guidance for Referrers
Memory Clubs provide a local meeting place where families living with dementia can find emotional and social support, new friends and a local peer-support network.
We want to help and support as many people as we can, but because we are volunteer-run and have no secure funding there are limits to what we can provide.
AT LEAST IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, we need people to understand that:
- Memory Clubs are NOT A DAY CARE SERVICE
- The person with dementia MUST COME WITH A CARER or supporter who can stay for the full session
- We CANNOT PROVIDE TRANSPORT
- We CANNOT MEET COMPLEX NEEDS – especially around significant MOBILITY & SENSORY difficulties, OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES (e.g. clinical anxiety or depression) and CONTINENCE/PERSONAL CARE needs.
If the person with dementia settles well into the Club, and we have a good working relationship with the carer/family who understand that they remain primarily responsible for their relative, then it may be possible to relax some of these rules as time goes by – but we can only work towards this over time and with goodwill on all sides.
Contact for enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org