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Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group

Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group specialise in people living with dementia and isolated people.

The Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group manager is Julie Brown.  Julie cares for her dad who has dementia.  She formed Butterflies, as she believes passionately that remaining active has helped keep her dad who is today.

The group meet several times every week for a range of activities and support.  Julie tries to encourage anyone to attend so that other isolated people feel welcome, which in turn brings a true sense of normality for everyone.  Julie is always looking for new ways to support people in the same or similar situation to her dad and herself.

The activities the group currently run are:

  • Fridays Tea Dances
  • Thursday Carers Support Group
  • Activities Group Tuesday Lunch Club
  • Activities Group Trips

Please see below for further information on the activities and costs.

You can check out the Butterflies Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ButterfliesBarnsley/

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julie Brown
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
E-mail
juliebrwn1960@aol.com

Where to go

Address
King Street Community Centre
King Street
Barnsley
Postcode
S70 1JU

Other Details

Availability

Referral Details

Friday Tea Dance

Join us every two weeks for Afternoon Tea, Music, Dancing and Games.

Location: King Street Community Centre, King Street Flats, King Street, Barnsley, S70 1JU.  Cost: £2.00 including refreshments. Opening times: Friday (alternate) Contact us to check for dates 1.30pm to 4pm.

Thursday Carers Support Group

On Thursdays we have an informal group meeting every week 'Giving Carers a Break' whilst their loved ones take part in therapeutic self advocacy sessions. With the help of Qudos Creates we offer activities that are fun and uplifting.  We offer support from first hand experience to regular guest speakers to ensure carers are accessing all the help and support they need.

Locations: King Street Community Centre, King Street Flats, King Street, Barnsley, S70 1JU. Cost: £2.00 including refreshments. Opening times: Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm.

Activities Group Tuesday Lunch Club

On Tuesdays we meet for a hot two course meal at lunch time. (main, pudding and a drink)  we have music and activities too.  We also have our table top sale, come along, you may get a bargain!

Locations: King Street Community Centre, King Street Flats, King Street, Barnsley, S70 1JU. Cost: £5.00 Opening times: Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Activities Group Trips

We have a wide range of trips including lunch trips, canal barge trips, city breaks, theatre trips, overnight stays at Thurnham Hall and Rivington Hall.  All our trips are fully inclusive so we are there to support each other throughout the trip. Our trips are open to everyone, with or without dementia.  Unfortunately we are not able to care for individuals so if your family member or friend needs some extra help, their carer is very welcome to come along.

Please contact Julie Brown for a calendar of all our trips and activities.

Last updated on 12/11/2019
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