Cafés across Wolverhampton are serving up help, support and of course a cuppa or two for people living with dementia and their carers - including 2 during this year's Dementia Awareness Week.

The regular cafés enable people to share their experiences of dementia and find out more about the services available to them in the city.

They are run by the Alzheimer's Society in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council and take place at the following venues:

  • Café at Linden House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, first Tuesday of the month, 10am to 12pm

  • Wednesfield Community Hub Café, Well Lane, Wednesfield, second Tuesday of the month, 10am to 12pm

  • Beautiful Memories Café, Bob Jones Community Hub, Bromley Street, Blakenhall, second Wednesday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Pendeford Medical Centre, Whitburn Close, Pendeford, third Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm

  • Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton, third Thursday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm

  • Memory Lane Café, East Park Methodist Church, Brooklands Parade, last Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm

Two cafés are being held during Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 15 to 21 May, 2016. They will be at Pendeford Medical Centre on Tuesday 17 May from 2pm to 4pm and Molineux Hotel Building on Thursday 19 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Councillor Elias Mattu, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "There are an estimated 3,600 people living with dementia in Wolverhampton, and we want to help them to understand the daily challenges they and their carers face and to access services which can support them.

"Nearly 100 people attend these cafés every month, and as a result are gaining a better understanding not only of dementia and how it can affect them, but also of the support that is available to help them live with the condition.

"This is just one way in which we're creating a dementia friendly city which is welcoming and supportive of people living with dementia and their families."

The cafés are open to anyone living with dementia and their carers, appointments are not necessary and people don't need to be referred to the service.

To find out more about the dementia cafés, please call 0121 521 3020 or email

Members of Wolverhampton's Dementia Action Alliance have arranged a series of events and activities throughout Dementia Awareness Week, from information and advice sessions to a charity football match at Molineux Stadium. For more information, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=6893;Title=Dementia;.

This year's Dementia Awareness Week will encourage people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries and contact the Alzheimer's Society for information and support either via the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or by emailing

  • released: Wednesday 11 May, 2016