Activities and Support

There is a wide and interesting range of activities in Carlisle City and District, some are free, some have a charge, and some require the presence of a carer.

Creative Reminiscences, Gateway to Memories Group

CVS Centre, Carlisle. Mondays 2-4pm (except bank holidays)
Contact - Susan Child: 07531168218,

Dancing Recall

Currock Community Centre, Mondays 2-3.30pm.
Contact – Susie Tate: 01434 345736/07554478851 to register.


Memory Matters

Cumbria Partnership Carers Support Group, Carlisle Library, Mondays, 1.30-3.30pm (except bank holidays).
Contact – Carol Desborough: 01228 602100

Age UK, Day Care Events

10am-3pm, Mondays: St Cuthberts Court; Wednesdays: Pettrill Bank.
Contact – 01228 536673

Amy’s Care Day Services

Mondays Burnside Court, Tuesdays Heysham Gardens.
Contact – 016973 71973

The Resource Centre, Lister House

Mon-Fri, 9-4. Full range of activities and support.
Contact – 01228 549449

Dementia Tea Service

St George’s URC, 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2pm.
Contact – Rosalind 016973 44892

Creative Arts and Conversation

Prism Arts, Paternoster Row, Tuesdays, 10am-12noon and/or 1-3pm.
Contact – 01228 888630 or

Dementia Café

Waterton Hall, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10am till 12 noon. Welcome to call in, or contact Alzheimers Society 01228 819299

Singing for the Brain

Waterton Hall every Thursday, 1.30-3pm.
Contact – Alzheimers Society 01228 819229

Alzheimers Walking Group

North Cumbria every 4-6 weeks.
Contact – Brian Scroggie: 01228 523254/07724071636,

Dementia Friendly Walking Football

Botcherby Community Centre, Fridays 1.30pm.
Contact – 01228 596992

Afternoon at the Museum

Tullie House Function Room, last Friday of the month, 1-3pm.
Contact – 01228 618705

Church of Scotland, Chapel St.

Art Class, Mondays 10-12noon; Cultivating Health (social group) Wednesdays; Crochet and Craft, Thursdays 7-9pm.
Contact – Jennifer 07526773154

Longtown Dementia Hub

Longtown Community Centre, 4th Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm.
Contact – 07967 108803,

Dementia Resource Bags

Available from Carlisle Library.
Contact any of the Community Support Officers 01228 227328

Tover Tafel

(Magic Table for designed interactive activities) Carlisle Library opening times.
Ring 01228 227328 to book.


Useful Contacts

  • Carer Support Carlisle & Eden Moorhouse Courtyard, Warwick–on-Eden, CA4 8PA, 01228 580214
  • Alzheimer’s Society: Carlisle Office, Harraby Green Business Park. Judith Reay, Dementia Support Worker, 01228 819299
  • National Dementia Helpline: 030002221122
  • Fact Sheets: (for info about dementia)
  • Talking Point: “Ask for advice, share information, join the discussion, feel supported”
  • Age UK Office: Carlisle, Spencer Street, 01228 536673,
  • Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust: Memory Service team leader, Helen Todd, 01228 602100,
  • Adult Social Care: Cumbria County Council, 01228 227040
  • Churches Together in Cumbria: Dementia Reference Group, Yvonne Povey, Dementia Project Officer, 07840 205 632 or 01768 897138 or
  • Carlisle District SVP Befriending Service: 07546922528, leaflets available from Age UK and Alzheimers Society.