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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.

Last updated: 27 January 2023

Next review: 24 January 2024

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


If you are visiting the Hub then please bring proof of a negative COVID test taken on the day that you attend and socially distance yourself from other people.

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 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. 

On Wednesday 17 August, there will be a special benefits advice session. To book a slot, please call Carers First on 0300 303 1555 or email

Cognitive Stimulation group

Creative activities to engage the mind. To find out more about creative activity sessions 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 between 10 am to 12 pm on the following days:

  • Wednesday 15 February
  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Wednesday 19 April

Please come along for information and guidance on this important subject from an experienced firefighter.

Foot care service

Age UK runs a toenail cutting service at the Hub every sixth Wednesday 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

Download our foot care 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).

Waltham Forest Dementia Roadmap

The Waltham Forest Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups, and care pathways to assist primary care to support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families, and carers.  

Residents' Panel

The Residents' Panel provides an opportunity for people living with dementia and carers to provide feedback to services on their experiences. It will also offer a place where they give their views on changes to services.  If you would like to participate then please contact the Hub using the details at the bottom of the page.

Other local support is available

The following organisations also offer local support:


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

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

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