Published on: 14 March 2024

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, a local NHS Trust that supports older aged adults with a range of mental health problems including dementia and memory loss, has launched a new Dementia Hub service to provide information and advice to people who are living with, or supporting someone with, dementia.

The hub will provide readily available information and support under one roof and is being run once a month by the Trust’s Older Adult Day Services team along with system partners including Alzheimer’s Society, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, Making Space and Derbyshire Carers Association.

The hub will meet once a month from 9.30am – 11.30am and will alternate between two locations – Dovedale Day Service in Derby and Midway Day Service in Ilkeston. The hub is open to anyone with dementia, their carers and families. You can book your place by emailing the Specialist Day Services team or call 01332 866980 opt 1.

The hub’s next set of opening dates are:

Dovedale Day Service on London Road, Derby, DE1 2XX:

  • 21 March
  • 23 May
  • 25 July
  • 26 September
  • 21 November

Midway Day Service at Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, DE7 8LN:

  • 25 April
  • 27 June
  • 22 August
  • 24 October
  • 19 December

David Tucker, Interim Director of Operations at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The hub will provide an opportunity for people to share their experiences as well as gain access to information and advice on dementia support. The team along with system partners hope that these events will grow over the next few months to help raise awareness around dementia, to provide assurance to those with dementia and their loved ones that they are not alone, whilst increasing people knowledge about what support is available locally to enable people to ‘live well with dementia’.

“We look forward to seeing lots of people at the future events.”