Memory Cafés With Home Instead North Devon & Exmoor

At our Memory Cafés, we create a world of support and companionship for those living with memory problems and their families.

About Our Memory Cafés

Our Memory Cafés in Barnstaple, Bideford, and South Molton offer a friendly, informal atmosphere where individuals with memory problems, dementia, and their families can find support, friendship, and practical tips for coping with memory loss. Each café is thoughtfully managed by experienced coordinators and a team of trained volunteers, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for all attendees.

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Our Locations

Barnstaple Memory Café

Main Café: First Friday of the month, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Room 3b, Barnstaple Library, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL.
Quiet Café: Third Friday of the month, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, for those sensitive to noise, same location.
Coordinator: Anne McKiernan, Tel: 079493 97330.

Bideford Musical Memory Café

Meets second and fourth Fridays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, The Robins Nest, Bideford Football Ground, Kingsley Road
Bideford EX39 2NG.
Coordinator: Marion Fanning, Tel: 01769 571511.

South Molton Memory Café

Meets second and fourth Thursdays, 2 PM – 4 PM, The Baptist Church, New Street, South Molton EX36 4BH.
Coordinator: Sarah Symns, Tel: 01769 571511.

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Our Services

Free Access:

Our cafés are complimentary, including refreshments and activities.

Supportive Environment:

Engage in stimulating activities, enjoy peer support, and gain access to advice from health and social care professionals.

Information and Resources:
Learn about coping with dementia and memory loss, with access to information from local statutory agencies.

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"I know that I have memory problems, and I often struggle. I feel safe and valued at the Memory Café, and it has given me more confidence. My wife enjoys the support and talking to other carers and agencies that often visit." – Memory Café Attendee

Get Involved

Volunteering: Join our dedicated team to make a significant impact. No previous experience is necessary, as full training is provided. Contact Anne or Julia at [email protected] for more information.

Donations: Support our extra café activities and outings through your generous donations. Please donate to Home Instead Charities and specify for activities in North Devon. Registered in England & Wales Charity Number: 1156700

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Stay Updated

Keep up with the latest news and activities from our Memory Cafés. Regular updates and stories from our cafés will be featured here, giving you a glimpse into the heartwarming moments and the community we build together.

Home Instead North Devon & Exmoor is committed to providing individually tailored care, including companionship, home help, personal care, and live-in care. For more information about our services, please visit our main website or call us at 01769 302003.

Activities from our Memory Cafés

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