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Waltham Forest Dementia Hub

The Dementia Hub is a service for people living with dementia and their carers in Waltham Forest.

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

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

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

Dementia Action Week 2022

Waltham Forest is marking Dementia Action Week this year with a variety of events across the borough. You can download our leaflet and find out more on our website.


If you are visiting the Hub please bring proof of a negative LFD test taken the same day. We ask that everyone wears a mask when moving about inside the Hub and that social distancing is observed.

What services are here?

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 3rd Wednesday of the month 1pm to 3pm.

Carers’ Drop-in Advice Sessions

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

Cognitive Stimulation Group

Creative activities to engage the mind. To find out more about creative activity sessions organized by the Alzheimer's Society, please see our Cognitive Stimulation Group flyer. Alternatively, please call 0208 556 8171 or 07763 582 458.

Fire Brigade Sessions

The Fire Brigade will be running drop-in public information sessions at the Hub on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Please come along for information and guidance on this important subject from an experienced fire-fighter.

Improving emotional wellbeing workshops

Three researchers from University College London (UCL) will be hosting sensory workshops for people living with dementia and their carers. There will be activities stimulating the senses to improve emotional wellbeing, such as scents, sounds and textures. Each workshop will last around an hour and will take place between May and July. Participants will be reimbursed with a £20 voucher. For more information, please see the flyer (PDF).

The first two workshop will take place as follows:

Workshop 1: Tuesday 24 May from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Workshop 2: Tuesday 7 June from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

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. 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 the Dementia Hub. Every Tuesday 11.30am to 12.30pm from 15 March 2022. For more information download our flyer (PDF).

Other local support available

The following organisations also offer local support:

    Contact us at:

    Waltham Forest Dementia Hub

    Opening times

    8am to 4pm
    8am to 4pm
    8am to 4pm
    8am to 4pm
    8am to 4pm
    25 Sidmouth Road

    Leyton  E10 5QZ