Dementia Support Groups here at Parson Cross Forum

Parson Cross Forum delivers some
fantastic weekly Dementia activities

All our services are face-to-face at Parson Cross Forum

Contact details
Telephone number 0114 3279727
Email or

  • Monday Memory Cafe – 9.30-11.30am
  • JABADAO – Call for info
  • Tuesday Memory Cafe – term time
  • Monthly Carers Group – Call for info
  • Friday Memory Cafe – 9.30-11.30am
  • To find out how to join any of our cafes, contact us on 0114 3279727

 JABADAO group runs every Monday, give us a call to find out more.

The JABADAO project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund is a Creative Communication group aimed specifically at people with mid to late stage Dementia / Alzheimer’s. It is free to attend and is run by a Co-ordinator and volunteers, we work to improve the lives of people living with Dementia / Alzheimer’s and their carers.

The group is an hour of fun and laughter using movement as the shared language. Both standing, but mostly seated in chairs, we use lots of beautiful props to enable everyone to join in – in their own unique, full-bodied, wholehearted way. Staff and volunteers are trained to engage with every member no matter how frail or how boisterous and have fantastic relationships with all the people who attend.

Carers are welcome to join in the activity or have a cuppa and a chat with others.  You may like to share experiences or even just sit and read a newspaper for an hour, the choice is yours!

Our Memory Cafe’s are funded through the National Lottery Community Fund and (Monday and Friday) and the People Keeping Well in their Community Partnership and SOAR (Tuesday, Term Time) and are aimed at encouraging participants with early/mid-stage dementia to socialise & network with others. Participants and carers come along and purchase a light breakfast using the cafe facilities, such as tea, coffee, juice, toast, toasted tea cakes, buttered scones, sausage or bacon sandwiches. They then participate in an hour’s *free activity, which vary’s each week, such as singing for the brain, dancing, arts and crafts, bingo, animal encounter and light exercise.

The Cafe’s also have occasional speakers and lots of information on services available throughout the City.

Places must be booked for our free JABADAO, but you can just turn up for the Memory Cafe’s (Tuesday term time only. If you would like to know more about any of our projects or would like to book a place for our JABADAO group then give us a call on 0114 3279727 or email

Dementia Carers Group is aimed at supporting carers, family members and friends of those living with dementia.

We offer a safe, friendly and confidential environment, with some of the sessions supported by Grace Stead, an expert dementia Director from Enrichment for the Elderly.

If you are interested and would like to book a place, give us a call on 0114 3279727 or email for more info.

Below is a link to a short film we had made at a celebration event for our Dementia Group, hope you enjoy watching it!

*FREE- The activity is free for both groups, however, you can purchase breakfast and refreshments at the Memory Cafe – this is not included.