We support people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities living with memory problems, dementia, or Alzheimer’s.
We offer specialist support that meets the language, cultural, and religious needs of people from BME communities. At the same time, we raise awareness of dementia within BME communities, breaking down barriers around it and bringing it into the open.
The Support We Offer
A weekly South Asian Dementia Café, Hamari Yaadain (Our Memories) every Thursday from 1-3pm, which are both on Zoom and in person. The cafe is for South Asian people with memory issues and their carers. They run in a mother tongue. It’s a safe space to get out and meet others, make friends and enjoy hot drinks and snacks. Transport can be requested for a minimal charge if you have limited mobility.
A weekly Carers’ Walking Group every Monday 2-3.30pm meeting at the Lakeside Cafe in Roundhay Park.
We also provide person-centred care by doing needs-based assessments on a one-to-one basis.
We can also provide support if you are having memory problems and are struggling to get a diagnosis.
Talks, Awareness-Raising and System Change
- We lead culturally appropriate Dementia awareness talks within community settings, like Day centres, local community groups or religious centres. We tailor talks to the needs of the group and can deliver them in English, Punjabi, Hindi or Urdu languages.
In 2013, we founded the BME Dementia Forum. Since then, we have led a group of BME dementia workers in Leeds to improve services for people living with dementia and their carers from BME communities. To get involved in the BME Dementia forum, do get in touch with us via email.
- We welcome volunteers to get involved with our work. To find out which current opportunities, please visit the Volunteering webpage: Volunteering Webpage .