People we work with

Museums Sheffield is the charity responsible for three of the city’s museums and galleries: Millennium GalleryWeston Park Museum and Graves Gallery. In each of the inspirational venues people can reflect upon the past, question the present and imagine the future.

Here's a link to their website

Storytelling with a twist celebrates creativity and has set up Sheffield's first Creative Reminiscence Collection as a free lending library for care homes, day centres and lunch clubs across the UK. 'Less Medication, More Innovation' is their mantra.

Here's a link to their website

Centre for Assistive Technology and Connective Healthcare

Catch researches, develops, evaluates and implements new technologies to enable people to live well and age well. Their aim is to make a significant and lasting contribution to the quality of life and independence of the growing number of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. The Home Lab mimics the home or care environment and allows volunteer users to simulate living normally.

Here's a link to their website

Sheffield Mind was set up in 1971 and is affiliated to Mind nationally (

They believe that good mental health is fundamental to living a healthy and fulfilling life and to having positive relationships with those around us. They provide support tailored to each individual's need to help people overcome their difficulties, become more emotionally resilient and more able to cope positively in the future.

Here's a link to their website

The Valerie Foundation and Heeley City Farm have come together to provide help, support and a hub for people whose lives have been effected by dementia. After caring for their mother Valerie, for over a decade, two brothers use creativity to raise awareness, explore and investigate Frontotemporal Dementia, bringing together research, communities, carers and the arts together.

Here's a link to their website

Founded in July 1981, Heeley City Farm is a  a well established community, not for profit charity and visitor attraction based on a working farm a mile from Sheffield city centre. The Dementia Department provides a hub of support for carers and to help people with dementia through Animal Assisted Therapy and other creative resources. They have also launched 'Farming Comes To You', an initiative where the animals of the farm go into care setting!

Here's a link to their website

'I CAN!' Dementia friendly exercise classes are run in conjunction with

Move More, Sheffield Hallam University and the Alzheimer's Society.

They are held weekly at 3 Sheffield venues -

Concord Sports Centre (Fridays 1.30 - 2.30pm), Ponds Forge (Tuesdays 2.30 - 3.30pm), and Spings Leisure Centre (Wednesdays 2.00 - 3.00pm).

Only £3.75 per session and carers/ family/friends can enjoy free access!

Here's a link to their website

Holmes Adult Carer Service) provide more than just respite, they provide a support network for carers. The hubs are a place where carers can meet other carers and chat with our friendly staff who are always happy to give advice.  

At a cost of £30 per day, they are open 10:00 - 16:00 at the following venues:

  • Monday - Gleadless & District Club S12

  • Wednesday - Meadowhead Transport Club S8

  • Thursday - Hillsborough Sports Arena S6

Here's a link to their website

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