Memory Lane Cafe Calderdale
Who We Are
Memory Lane Cafe Calderdale is a voluntary community group which runs dementia-friendly cafes in Sowerby Bridge and Halifax. We promote dementia-friendliness in our communities.
The group was formed in January 2016 and, through hard work and great support from the community, our Sowerby Bridge cafe opened at the end of February 2016.
In 2017 we were approached by Alzheimer’s Society to take over their “Daffodil Cafe” which had been running for several years in Halifax. After much discussion we took on this additional cafe on two Wednesday afternoons per month and it is now called “Memory Lane Cafe Halifax”.In June 2018 we became a Registered Charity (reg.no 1178595) as well as achieving The Quality for Health Foundation Level certification.
Our group is managed by a committee of local people and the cafes are run by our team of volunteers including committee members who each bring their own set of skills and enthusiasm to the cafe. In addition, we have built relationships with a variety of other local groups and organisations all of which have helped us to grow and develop.