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A Dementia Support group for Carers within the community.

The group has been developed to offer social support for Carers who may need to bring their loved one with Dementia with them.

Dementia specialists will provide support, guidance and signposting with plenty of time to enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Our project team will engage in activities with your Dementia person, to keep them occupied and interested.

The group has been designed to facilitate those with Dementia where appropriate and safe. Our Community Outreach support groups do not provide clinical support but are delivered as social and educational sessions.

We also offer Dementia Support at the Hospice for those who may require more clinical support based on their individual needs.


We promote positive approaches to living well with dementia and support carers to adjust and cope with the changes that dementia brings.

The Dementia Support Team

How to refer into the Community Outreach Services

Application to attend the support groups must be made by referral from professionals based in the community or via self-referral. Our Community Outreach Services will follow up with a short telephone assessment within 15 days of the referral.

Referral Criteria

Please read through the referral criteria first before completing a referral form. For further information or if you would like to discuss in advance of a referral, please contact Emma Spencer on 0191 374 6165 or Louise Johnson 0191 374 6196.

Download Referral Criteria

Making a Referral

Referrals forms can be emailed to or sent by post to:

St Cuthbert’s Hospice

Park House Road



Download Referral Form

If you would like to enquire about the Dementia Carers support group, please contact our Community Outreach Team. 

Louise Johnson

Community Outreach Manager

Direct Line: 0191 374 6196



Emma Spencer

Community Outreach Coordinator

Direct Line: 0191 374 6165