The MacIntyre Community Memory Café

Posted 30th December 2016

Established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child, MacIntyre has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice. MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, at more than 150 MacIntyre services across England and Wales. Its diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

The MacIntyre Community Memory Café ran its first session in February 2016, and was initially set up after it became clear that there is a limited amount of services that are available to support a person with dementia in Milton Keynes. MacIntyre established the Community Memory Café so that anyone, whether they are living with dementia or not, can come along to a friendly and inviting setting, feel safe and have a good experience. It is a fun, welcoming and relaxing environment for people to take part in social activities, make new friends and enjoy fantastic cake and endless cups of tea and coffee. The Café is open to everyone; people living with dementia, those caring for someone that is, friends, families, and those that are just curious to find out more.

The Memory Café is held once a month on every 4th Tuesday, 10am-12pm in Moot Hall, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, and there are already some exciting themes and visitors planned for the Memory Cafés this year. The dates for 2017 are: 24th January, 28th February, 28th March, 25th April, 23rd May, 27th June, 25th July, 22nd August, 26th September, 24th October and 28th November.

Whether you’re living with dementia, caring for someone that is, or just want to pop along to see what’s happening  – the MacIntyre Community Memory Café is the place for you.

For more information or if you would like to suggest a theme or be involved in the Memory Café, contact Nicola Payne on 07823530100 or