In 2017, we opened our first dementia hub, George Armitage House in Burton Leonard, thanks to a generous donation from the George Armitage Trust. As of January 2024, we are pleased to announce that we now have 9 welcoming hubs across North Yorkshire, where we provide day services. Please get in touch to find out more information about days, times and prices – and to register your interest.
George Armitage House
Our flagship hub is in Burton Leonard, a picturesque village between Ripon and Harrogate, in the heart of a fabulous community. With the support of local volunteers, we are able to offer a full programme of activities, including singing, gardening, arts and crafts and a community coffee morning – on the 2nd Friday of each month. We are fortunate to have a minibus on site so are able to offer transport to some of our hub services from the surrounding area.
Garget Walker House
This cosy purpose-built house, close to Richmond town centre, has been hosting day services for people in Richmondshire for 25 years. Mrs Kathleen Walker and Mrs Doris Garget both cared for their husbands and understood the importance of providing day services for people with dementia and respite for their carers. They established the Friends of Garget Walker house and opened the property in 1996. With the support of The Friends of Garget Walker House, Dementia Forward has been able to take over the running of the building. It was officially opened by Rishi Sunak on September 3rd 2021. We are now pleased to be able to run our hub clubs, offering a full range of activities, and utilising the fantastic indoor space and garden. Transport can be provided on request, thanks to the support of The Friends of Garget Walker House.
Limestone View is a scheme of apartments with a range of retirement facilities, a short walk from the centre of Settle. We are pleased to be working with Housing 21 to utilise the large lounge and garden area to offer hub clubs for people living with dementia in the North Craven area. We are currently running every Friday and the group is led by two experienced activities coordinators with the support of local volunteers, providing fun, meaningful activity.
We are offering Hub Clubs and community activities from Ballerina House, a beautiful, spacious property in Barmby Moor, just outside Pocklington – part of the new Lavender Fields Care Village. Ballerina House is at the heart of this wonderful village of 24 beautifully appointed, two bedroom bungalows for married couples, partners, close friends or single occupancy owners
The Hub Clubs run on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and we also offer a Young Onset Hub on Mondays – all these services are by referral, so please call us to find out more. In addition, we are running weekly Friday Community Coffee Mornings, from 10.30am until 12.30pm, which are open to everyone. Please come along to meet our staff, visit the building and to learn more about the services we offer over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
We now run a Tuesday Hub Club from the newly refurbished Church Hall at Poppleton Methodist Church. The group runs every Tuesday from 10am to 3pm, offering a range of activities, including seated exercises, games and crafts. There is also a large outside area. Please call us to find out more.
Acomb Hub Club runs on Mondays from 10am to 3pm at Our Lady’s Catholic Church in Acomb. As with our other hubs, we offer a range of activities tailored to the people who come along. We aim to have a mixture of busy times when the whole group are engaged in an activity, and quieter times when people can enjoy reading, knitting, doing jigsaws or spending some time one-to-one with our staff and volunteers.
Gargrave Hub Club takes place in Neville Common Rooms, in a quiet, cosy room with a nice garden for the warmer months. The hub runs on Tuesdays and we provide a range of fun, meaningful activities, and a mixture of group and one-to-one support.
The Northallerton Hub Club, which is the newest addition to our day services, is run from The Cottage Meeting Room at Northallerton Methodist Church on Fridays from 10am to 3pm. It is run by two activities coordinators, supported by volunteers. Please get in touch to register your interest.
For more information on any of these services,
please contact our Helpline on 03300 578592.