Website Announcement – 6th April, 2020:

Nichola has been enjoying her weekly chat with our Memory Tree members and it’s good to discover how well people are adapting to the challenges of self-isolation and this strange new world we are living in. 

For a summary of what we have learnt from her conversations with you please see our new page called ‘Staying Safe & Sane at Home’

This week we will be continuing the weekly phone round:

Tuesday – Memory Tree @ Idle

Wednesday – Memory Tree @ Shipley

Friday – Memory Tree @ Keighley

Bob will continue to develop his use of What’s App to deliver regular quizzes and other activities.

Helpful Links for reminiscence activities at home:

The Museum of Brands has a selection of downloadable activities for reminiscence


The BBC has developed some excellent resources – enjoyable & easy to use:

BBC Music Memories:   https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/

BBC Photo Archive (Remarc):      https://remarc.bbcrewind.co.uk/#

BBC Dementia:      www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qzz8m

'Phone Bob' service

We are aware that as the weeks go by people with dementia are likely to become bored and restless at home and carers increasingly tired.  This week we are starting our ‘Phone Bob’ service:

If the person you care for is fed up and you could do with 10 – 15 minutes of peace, please call Bob and he will chat to the person with dementia on the phone so you can go and get a bit of peace elsewhere. 

If Bob does not answer straight away please wait for a while – he might be away from his phone, but he checks it regularly and will phone back as soon as he can.  If there is a long delay or you need someone to call more urgently please phone Elizabeth – 01274 583364

If you need Bob’s phone number, please contact Elizabeth

If you are not registered with The Memory Tree but think this service would benefit you, please contact Elizabeth: 01274 583364

Other useful phone numbers:

Local support & advice

Alzheimer’s Society: 01274 586008  

Carers’ Resource – Bradford: 01274 449660

Carers’ Resource – Skipton: 01756 700888

Dementia Friendly Keighley Helpline

For help & advice or if you are feeling low & lonely and need a listening ear – 07452 773788
Open 7 days a week, 10 am – 4 pm

Help in a Crisis

First Response – Mental Health Crisis: 01274 221181

Adult Social Care Access Point: 01274 435400
(if you can’t get through ring Alzheimer’s Society or Carers Resource
on the numbers above).

Your GP surgery

In an emergency – ring 999

National helplines – leave a message asking them to phone you back if you can’t get through.

Admiral Nurses UK: 0800 888 6678

Alzheimer’s Society: 0300 222 1122

Useful websites – staying safe at home during the CV19 outbreak

Age UKhttps://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/

Live Better with Dementia – 


Carers UKhttps://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Dementia UKhttps://www.dementiauk.org/dementia-uk-coronavirus-advice/

Alzheimer’s Society Talking Pointhttps://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-online-community

Click the link below to follow us on Social Media for up-to-date news on what we are doing at our memory clubs.


Some of the feedback from our wonderful club members.
"I greatly value that we are able to have some time apart. I feel that we both gain more confidence at the sessions. It enables me to speak about problems and I enjoy the discussions."
Memory Tree Member
“My husband enjoys coming here as well, as he likes to talk to the other men with memory difficulties.”
Memory Tree Member
“The sessions are valued as they help my husband to express himself when I am not there. I particularly value the support of the staff and the other carers, and the information we receive.”
Memory Tree Member
"In the carers group we have time together to laugh or to cry with others who really understand what it is like."
Memory Tree Member
"If the Memory Club was closed this would leave a gap in our support."
Memory Tree Member
"I particularly value the pleasure of being with people who know and understand the problems."
Memory Tree Member​

Can you help support us?

Get in touch with us

Below is how you can get in contact with us

Find us at the office

The Memory Tree CIC, 22 Bankfield Drive, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 4AD

Call us

Elizabeth Anderson
01274 583364

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