Derby City and Derbyshire Dementia Support Services

Are you or someone you care for experiencing memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion or other effects of dementia? Our Derby City Dementia Support Service and Derbyshire Dementia Support Service are here to support you to continue to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life.

For people living in Derby City and Derbyshire, our service encourages wellbeing, keeps you informed and offers the support that means you can stay independent while adapting to the different stages of memory loss and dementia.

The service we offer

Our service covers these key areas of support:

  • Memory assessment service and living well programme 
  • Dementia support workers 
  • Carer groups
  • Respite groups
  • Activity sessions

Memory assessment service 

If you have been referred to the memory assessment service you will be invited to meet with one of our dementia support workers as part of the diagnostic procedure.

Dementia Advisors

Our dementia advisors will help you to:

  • Understand dementia
  • Get help locally
  • Maintain independence
  • Understand financial and legal matters
  • Understand the caring role for people with dementia

They will also provide advice regarding community care and long-stay care.

Carer groups

With a focus on caring, our guest speakers share their knowledge of memory loss and dementia, while on-site respite is available for the person being cared for.

Respite groups

This session is dedicated to the person with memory loss or dementia. It is a drop-off/pick-up session with the dual purpose of giving the carer that all important ‘me time’ too.

Activity sessions

Throughout every month we offer a choice of activities at various locations across Derby City and Derbyshire. These are perfect for meeting people in similar circumstances to yourself.

Our Aims

We are here to: 

  • Help you to stay independent 
  • Encourage you to live well with dementia 
  • Help you enjoy as full and active a life as possible 
  • Support you as you respond to the different issues presented by dementia 
  • Keep you up to date with information on the things that matter, in the way that suits you best

Derby City

To request more information or to access the service please contact either:

01332 497640 or

Derby City Dementia Support Service
Derby West Business Centre
Ashbourne Road
DE22 4NB

Referral Form

Download the leaflet

DEEP Group - Dates


To request more information or to access the service please contact either:

01246 592010 or

Derbyshire Dementia Support Service
Dewent House Derby West Business Centre
Ashbourne Road
DE22 4NB

Referral Form

Download the Leaflet 

Useful information

All about me download
All about me guidelines

Matinée Derbyshire

Matinée provides film screenings for people living in the community who have memory challenges and their friends, family members or carers. We aim to create a sociable and friendly atmosphere and hope that all our patrons will enjoy the film and activities that we provide. Matinée screenings are run across Derbyshire by Arts Derbyshire and supported by Derbyshire County Council, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Derbyshire Health Services, the Alzheimer's Society and Film Hub Midlands.

For more information, check out their website.

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