Salford Institute for Dementia

Links and resources

Information about dementia and support available

Activities and groups for people with dementia and carers in Salford and the surrounding areas

Age UK Manchester

Singing with Dementia group

The Singing with Dementia group provides free music sessions for people with dementia and carers at the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16-18 Worsley Road, Swinton M27 5WW on a Wednesday morning from 10am. For more information contact June on 0161 788 9053, email or visit

Dementia Café

Clients at the Dementia CafeThese cafes are for people with dementia and their carers and are held on the first Monday of every month, providing talks and activities. Held at The Old Fire Station, The Crescent, University ofSalford, M5 4WT (Opposite Salford Museum and Art Gallery). For more information email or call 0161 295 2363

Manchester Carers Forum

Supporting carers from across Manchester with a range of activities such as support groups, day trips, training and mentoring. For more info visit , call 0161 819 2226 or email

New Roots

New Roots logoNew Roots is a partnership of different social enterprises providing programmes of activities and courses for people with an early diagnosis of dementia through to people living in care homes. For more information visit:, call 0161 833 0495 or email

ArtBox Creative Dementia Resources

These ArtBoxes have been created to be used to support people with dementia to engage in fun activities encouraging imagination and creativity. For more information visit:, call Naomi on 0161 778 0881 or email

Reach Beyond and Open Doors Project

These services are provided by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The Reach Beyond service aims to engage service users, carers, staff and the public to work together and develop user, carer and public participation in mental health services for older people. The  OpenDoors project based upon the promotion of living well with dementia providing activities to educate and support. For more information visit or contact Cathy Riley

The Humphrey Booth Resource Centre

The centre supports people with dementia and their carers living in Salford. The centre hosts a range of day services, carer support groups and acts as a venue for local community support groups. , call 0161 607 7100 or email

Dementia Naturally Active

A new project for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Join Red Rose Forest for indoor and outdoor nature based activities, all abilities welcome to join in and have a go. Sessions take place every other Tuesday at Cleavley's Athletics Track Clubhouse, Eccles. Contact 0161 872 1660  oremail to book a place.

Dementia Support Service Carers Afternoon group

The group runs once a month on a Thursday from 1 - 3pm at Moorside and Swinton Cricket Club, 1 Deansway, Swinton M27 OWH. Please ring the Dementia Support Service for details 0161 788 7700 or speak to a Support Worker.

Singing for the Brain

Working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society we hold weekly singing sessions specifically aimed at our ward patients and their carers. The weekly sessions are aimed to stimulate the brain by reminiscing and singing songs from their past and additionally increasing the patients quality of  lifeby their joining in and participation. Volunteers are welcomed to support and encourage patients and carers in participating in the activities.

Emmanuel Church, Langworthy Road, Salford - Every Friday from 10-30-12.30.

Woodlands Hospital, Little Hulton - for people on the Assessment Ward and their families. Monday afternoons from 2-3pm

Walk and talk at Heaton Park

Man and woman walking in Heaton ParkFor people living with dementia and their carers Heaton Park (Sheepfoot lane entrance M25 0DL). Every Thursday morning Tel: 0161 342 0797 or email

Mount Chapel Champions

Mount Chapel Champions support groupA support group for people with early onset dementia and their carers meets every Monday from 1-3pm at Mount Chapel Church, 32 Eccles Old Road (at the corner of Langworthy Road) M6 7AF. For further information Tel: 0161 788 7700 or email