We opened on 31st August 2017 and have welcomed many new friends through our doors. In September 2019 we won the Sheffield Age Friendly Business Award 2019. In October 2020 we were shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British Care Awards Yorkshire and the Humber 2020. In November 2021 we were a finalist in the BBC Food and Farming Awards (Community Food Champion) and appeared on The One Show on 30th November 2021.
In March 2020 we had to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It then proved too difficult to re-open in the same premises because of having to share the building with sports teams and the need for social distancing. We moved into our new home at Hutton Croft in November 2020.
In October 2020 the Frecheville Community Centre received some lottery funding to provide a COVID-friendly outdoor space to help combat isolation. We were very please to be asked to open our outdoor cafe there. Watch out for news of this opening soon.
We are a cafe serving healthy food and sweet treats in a happy atmosphere. Based on a range of fresh salads, soups and cakes we aim to feed your body and your mind.
We provide safe place where everyone can be themselves without judgement, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, background or disability.
In particular we offer an ambiance, surroundings and activities to promote memories and conversations, particularly for people living with dementia and carers within the community. We provide information about dementia and available support services for anyone who is interested or in need.
In addition we actively encourage people who live alone and are perhaps becoming isolated to visit. We're more than happy to sit and have a chat, and people often make new friends here.
Take a look at our memory wall while sipping a coffee.
Browse through our books while you fill up on a healthy meal. Meet new friends while enjoying a cheeky cake.
Please note, staff will not offer diagnosis or opinions on diagnosis, contradict advice from other support services and professionals, or give a view on what is right or wrong for each individual.