Announcing Our Memory Cafe in Partnership with Kenward Trust

Following Dementia Action Week, Home Instead Maidstone announces a new Memory Cafe – a supportive space for those living with dementia and their caregivers.

This year, as the annual Dementia Action Week organised by the Alzheimer’s Society returned, we were reminded of our commitment to understanding, supporting, and championing the lives of those living with dementia. We are excited to announce the launch of our new Memory Cafe in Yalding, Maidstone, in partnership with Kenward Trust. 

Join us at our new memory cafe in Yalding, Maidstone

The launch event will take place on Thursday, 13th June at 1:00 PM, offering free coffee and cake!


Kenward Place, Wellbeing Café, Kenward Road, Yalding, ME18 6AH

Booking is essential. Please call: 01622 814187

What is a Memory Cafe?

A Memory Cafe is an inclusive group that welcomes people living with dementia or memory issues, along with their friends, family, carers, and others in our community who may benefit from attending. Our cafe in Yalding, Maidstone provides a safe and relaxed environment with refreshments available to purchase, activities, guest speakers, and peer support. We also offer access to relevant information from local statutory agencies.

Memory loss can result from a variety of conditions. Whatever the cause, we invite you to join us.  We hope to see you there, enjoying a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and company!

An elderly woman with white hair, smiling and enjoying a scone with jam and cream at a cafe. - Home Instead

Supporting families and building dementia-friendly communities in Kent and Maidstone

Raising awareness

This year’s Dementia Action Week focused on the theme of getting a diagnosis, highlighting that knowledge leads to empowerment. The Alzheimer’s Society has revealed a concerning statistic: 1 in 3 people in the UK living with dementia do not have a diagnosis. An early diagnosis is crucial as it allows for earlier access to appropriate support and care for both those living with the condition and their family caregivers.

Providing flexible care at home and specialist dementia care training

At Home Instead Maidstone, we provide specialist dementia home care, alongside specialist training to our Care Professionals, ensuring we can deliver care to each client with skill, knowledge and compassion.

  • Tailored Care Plans: We tailor our care plans to reflect the unique needs and preferences of each individual, ensuring comfort and dignity at every stage. Because change is a constant companion in dementia care, we maintain flexible care strategies that adapt seamlessly to new circumstances.

  • Continuous Education: Our Care Professionals receive continual training and education, ensuring they remain at the forefront of dementia care. This enables them to offer insights and support that truly make a difference.

Providing flexible care at home and specialist dementia care training

Local initiatives to build a dementia-friendly community in Maidstone and Kent

Creating a supportive community environment is essential and working in the community is important to us. Our Memory Cafe in Yalding aims to bring connections, offer peer support, and provide valuable resources to those affected by dementia. By raising awareness and encouraging community involvement, we can help improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families.

To discover more about how we make a difference with dementia care at home in and around Maidstone, please call our friendly and professional team on 01622 873414 or send us an enquiry form at our website.