Local Support for Dementia in Ilkeston and Hucknall

Home Instead showcase their local home care service provision and support. Learn about dementia care resources in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Following this year’s Dementia Action Week, which is dedicated to raising awareness, providing relevant information, and encouraging support for people living with dementia, we want to highlight how Home Instead can support our clients living with dementia and introduce some of the local support groups available in and around Ilkeston and Hucknall.

Hoe Home Instead can support clients with Dementia

Local dementia support in Ilkeston and Hucknall

At Home Instead Ilkeston and Hucknall, we understand the importance of supportive environments for those living with dementia, both within the home and through community schemes such as local support groups and activities. These groups provide a sense of belonging and a safe place for everyone impacted by dementia—those living with the condition and those who care for them. Here are a few suggestions;

  • Alzheimer’s Society’s Ilkeston Memory Cafe

Location: Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston DE7 8DG

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Ilkeston Memory Cafe, hosted at the Arena Church, offers a relaxed atmosphere where individuals living with dementia, along with their carers, family, and friends, can chat and share experiences. This community group is a place to ask questions, seek advice, and exchange valuable information.

  • Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain Ilkeston

Location: Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston DE7 8DG

At the same venue, Singing for the Brain sessions provide an entertaining and interactive experience. Research indicates that singing improves brain activity, wellbeing, and mood. These group sessions are run by experienced leaders and require no singing expertise—it’s all about participation and the therapeutic benefits of music.

  • Carers Cuppa ‘n’ Chat

Location: Kirk Hallam Community Centre, Kirk Hallam, Kenilworth Drive, Ilkeston DE7 4EX

The Derbyshire All Age Carers Support Service holds a monthly Carers Cuppa ‘n’ Chat at the Kirk Hallam Community Centre. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet with a carer support worker, share experiences with other carers, and unwind over a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Home Instead Seated Chair Exercises

Location: Flamsteed Centre, 25A Albert St, Ilkeston DE7 5GU

We host weekly seated chair exercise classes to improve mobility and flexibility, welcoming all older adults. For a £1 donation, you can stay active and enjoy tea, coffee, and cake afterward! Contact us if you would like to find out more.

  • Carers in Hucknall

Location: The John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, NG15 7FQ

This self-help group is run by and for carers and the people they care for in Hucknall and surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at The John Godber Centre. For more information, you can contact them at 0115 953 0746 or visit their website.

  • Age UK

Age UK offers support services for people living with dementia and their carers, including information and advice on local activities and services. They can be reached through their advice line at 0800 678 1602, available from 8am to 7pm, 365 days a year.

A local Home Instead client story

Dementia care at home and in the community

We personalise our care at home to our clients’ individual care needs and their interests. For example one of our local clients is living with dementia, and as she loves being out and sociable, we are able to support her to get out and about to her favourite places. She enjoys going to the local farm, the charity shops and to the duck ponds, all are possible with her Care Professional. 

She also enjoys singing and dancing, and our Home Instead Ilkeston and Hucknall Care Professionals make a fuss over her by putting on some music in her home, and having a waltz. Another activity that brings a smile, is writing about her life journey, and with the help of the companionship enjoyed with her regular Care Professionals she is able to share her memories and reminisce. 

Dementia care at home and in the community

We know it’s the attention to each person as an individual that makes the difference to the care we give, and our client looks forward to our visits and always has a smile on her face. One of her Care Professionals even bought her a baseball cap after she admired the one he was wearing, and she now wears it with pride.

FAQ About Home Instead dementia care in Ilkeston and Hucknall

Q: Why choose Home Instead for dementia care services?

A: Home Instead offers personalised dementia care in the comfort of your own home. We provide both visiting home care and live-in care services, which can also include support for attending appointments or getting to local events or groups.

Q: Do Care Professionals at Home Instead have specific dementia training?

A: Yes, our Care Professionals receive specialist dementia training to ensure they are adequately equipped to deliver the highest level of care to those living with dementia.

By personalising our dementia care to someone’s interests, we can significantly enhance their quality of life. At Home Instead, we strive to make life more joyful for our clients through compassionate, individualised care both at home and in the community. Whether it’s reminiscing, supporting clients to attend their appointments or a group, or exploring favourite local spots, our goal is to support and enrich the lives of those living with dementia.

Get in touch

For further information about our local dementia care and home care services please contact our friendly and professional team at our local office on Wharncliffe Road in Ilkeston on 0115 671 9970. Or apply for part time job opportunities in Ilkeston and Hucknall at our website.