Our Cafés

The Living Well Cafés provide a welcoming, safe and supportive place for people living with dementia and/or memory problems and their caregivers. The cafés are open to anyone, and you are welcome to come on your own or with a caregiver.

At the cafés we offer information and signposting to organisations which may be able to provide a service, information or help in other practical ways. Each week we have a range of optional activities such as reminiscing, puzzles, aqua painting, Boccia, and we usually have a sing-along to finish. We sometimes have entertainment or an organisation giving a presentation to provide helpful information. Every week we have a ‘fly cup’ with a ‘fine piece’!

There is no set charge for the cafés but donations are welcome to cover the costs of the refreshments and entertainment.

We currently have four cafés across the city:

  • Newhills Church and Oldmachar Church run on alternate Tuesdays
  • Ferryhill Church and High Church Hilton run on alternate Thursdays

All cafés run from 1 pm to 3 pm and a warm welcome awaits.

"What you are doing here is wonderful. You just have to look at the faces of people, everyone looks happy and it is great to see the range of activities as well as everyone chatting together. Big tick."

Join us

To come along to the cafés you can be referred through your GP or CPN, or just come along and join in the fun. If you find this daunting, the café coordinator can visit at home with family members present, so you know a face when you come along.

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are invaluable to the running of the cafés and they get as much out of helping at the cafés as the café friends.



"Brian enjoys the company and is more relaxed when he gets home. He likes his coffee/tea along with the cheese and crackers and the camaraderie around the table the helpers are very friendly and do a great job."

The Living Well Café

Jeanette Abel 07512 141818 (Team Leader)
Linda Rendall 07927 541029
cafe@thelivingwellproject.org.uk