Last updated: 1 March 2024

Next review: 1 March 2025

The Dementia Hub is for people living with dementia, and their carers in Waltham Forest. The hub is based in Leyton.

There are lots of different services and professionals that people can access under one roof.

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People colouring pictures, playing dominos and knitting at the Dementia hub

Services available

Carers Cafe

A drop-in session for carers to meet up, chat and enjoy a drink and a biscuit. No need to book: just turn up! Every third Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 3pm.

Carers drop-in advice sessions

Drop-in advice sessions to support carers in their role. Every third Wednesday of the month from 12pm to 1pm. 

Cognitive Stimulation group

Creative activities to engage the mind. To find out more about creative activity sessions by the Alzheimer's Society, please call 0208 556 8171 or 07763 582 458.
 

Please note that there will be no Cognitive Stimulation groups held on 14 February, 3 April or 10 April 2024. 

Foot care service

Age UK runs a toenail cutting service at the Hub every third Wednesday of the month. Come along from 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3pm. To find out more and book an appointment please telephone Age UK Waltham Forest on 020 8558 5512 or email support@ageukwalthamforest.org.uk.

Download our foot care leaflet (PDF).

Free Indian Head Massage

The Dementia Hub is pleased to be able to offer free Indian Head Massage sessions for people living with dementia and their carers. The massage is chair-based, clothed and oils can be used. The session, including a short consultation, takes 50 minutes.

These sessions occur  fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, with two sessions at 2pm and 3pm. If you would like to book a session, then please contact the Dementia Hub using the details at the bottom of the page.

Download our Indian Head Massage leaflet (PDF)

Intensive Dementia Outreach Service (IDOS) 

A service offering a stimulating range of activities at the Hub, which includes gardening, chair-based exercise, quizzes, music, and games. A home visiting service is also available. The referral is through Adult Social Care for those with eligible needs call: 020 8496 3000.

Leyton Dementia friendly walks

Meet new people, learn about your area, and join our experienced walk leaders for a gentle paced walk. Starting outside Leyton Sports Ground, 485 High Road E10 6PY. Every Tuesday 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Download our Dementia Friendly Walks leaflet (PDF).

Residents' Panel

The Residents' Panel provides an opportunity for people living with dementia and carers to provide feedback on services. It's a place where you give your views on changes to services. If you would like to participate then please contact the Hub by emailing dementia.hub@walthamforest.gov.uk or calling 020 8558 0647.

Clinical Pharmacy Research Project

Are you living with dementia? Or are you a carer for someone living with dementia? Could you help us with our research into how pharmacists can help people living with dementia and their families.

We are a team of expert dementia researchers from University College London. We want to understand how pharmacists who work in doctor’s surgeries currently support people with dementia and their families. How do pharmacists help you or how could they?  We would like to interview you for up to an hour to understand your experiences of seeing a clinical pharmacist.

Contact Alice Burnand by emailing a.burnand@ucl.ac.uk or calling 07469 273849 for further information. This study has been approved by the UCL REC 3344/006.

Download a leaflet about the project and how you can participate.

Healthcare at the Later Stages of Dementia Research Project

People living with dementia from minority ethnic groups and their carers often have different experiences at the later stages of the disease.  This UCL research project that is looking at the experiences of different ethnic groups, including what better care at the later stages of dementia would look like, what helps or prevents this, and how health and social care services can support this.

Download a leaflet about the project and how you can participate.

ISupport Urdu Research Project

A trainee clinical psychologist at University College London is undertaking research into adapting an online self-help intervention into Urdu to support carers of people living with dementia.  She is looking for Urdu-speaking carers to use this intervention and share their experiences.

Download a leaflet about the project and how you can participate.

Other Local Support

The following organisations also offer local support:

Feedback

Please tell us about your experience at the Dementia Hub using the link below:

Contact the Waltham Forest Dementia Hub

Opening times

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25 Sidmouth Road

Leyton  E10 5QZ