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Services

We have an ever growing range of services on offer to you

Activity Group

Meaningful fun activities for people with dementia; our activity workers and dedicated volunteers aim to create a sense of well being, of achievement, and confidence whilst taking part in the activities that interest them

If you would like to know more please visit our Activity Group page

Befriending Service for Carers

We are not taking any new referrals for befriending at the moment as we are in the process of applying for funding to continue the service.  We will update our website when we have any further news

If you would like to know more please visit our Befriending Service for Carers page

BIADS' Singers

Do you love a jolly good sing-a-long?  Yes!  So do we!  Come and join us twice a month and have a great time singing all your old favourites with the new friends you are bound to make.  Then have a famous BIADS’ cuppa and biscuit break and catch up on all the news.  What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.  Usually the first and third Monday of each month, afternoons between 1:30 and 3pm.  Check the diary for exact dates

If you would like to know more please visit our BIADS’ Singers page

Carer Support Groups

When a person with dementia is taking part in Thursday activities such as Jabadao, activity group and life story group carers are asked to stay at the centre and are invited to join the carer support group and meet with others going through the same experiences to share mutual support.  One of our carer support workers leads the group

If you would like to know more please visit our carer support group page

Carer Support Service

The journey of caring for a loved one or family member with dementia can be rewarding, challenging, sometimes isolating, and much more, and quite often there is little help or support for the carer. Carer support is exactly that

We are able to offer advice and information, make referrals to other agencies, and provide the all important emotional support

If you would like to know more please visit our Carer Support Service page

Circle Dancing

A fantastic therapeutic dance form, encouraging light exercise, cognitive stimulation and the chance of some fun for both carer and person with dementia

If you would like to know more about circle dancing visit our circle dancing page

Day Trips

We organise two day trips a year with priority going to people with dementia and their carers

If you would like to know more about our day trips visit our day trip page

Friday Drop in Cafe

Our Drop in cafe takes place on Friday from 10.30am to 1pm at our Dementia Support Centre so please feel free to drop in for a cuppa and a chat. You can arrange to meet our other members and have your own coffee morning.  Volunteers will be on hand to serve refreshments and welcome attendees.  Staff will be on hand for support if needed

If you would like to know more please visit our Drop in Café page

Group Befriending

A volunteer led service for people with dementia.  Co-ordinated by our Befriending for People with Dementia service this group is run by trained volunteers who provide a safe environment for members to get together and take part in group activities

If you would like to know more please visit our group befriending page

Gym

BIADS holds a weekly gym session facilitated by physiotherapists from Barnsley Mental Health Team, supported by our volunteers

If you would like to know more please visit our Gym page

Holidays

BIADS arranges two holidays a year for members, usually one in the spring and one in the winter, and they are one of our most looked forward to services

If you would like to know more please visit our Holidays page

Jabadao

Jabadao is movement and light exercise led by the person with dementia and facilitated by the Barnsley Mental Health Physiotherapy team.  This is an excellent activity for a person with dementia and over the years we have seen amazing results come from these groups

If you would like to know more please visit our Jabadao page

Keeping in Touch Club (KIT Club)

 

A social club open to former carers where a partner with dementia has passed away or gone into long term care

If you would like to know more please visit our Keeping in Touch Club page

Life Story Work

 

A valuable activity for people with dementia who are able and enthusiastic to make a record of the wonderful lives they have led.  Volunteers work one to one with a person to reminisce and record important facts about their lives in the past, the present and an opportunity to record their future hopes and desires

If you would like to know more please visit our Life Story Group page

Multi-Sensory Unit

 

A fantastic long awaited resource to help both carers and people with dementia gain a feeling of well-being.  For carers a chance to book time using the multi-sensory unit to relax and unwind on their own and for those people with dementia who now find it hard to communicate verbally

If you would like to know more please visit our Multi-Sensory Unit page

Newsletter and Information

 

Three times a year we produce a bright, colourful newsletter for our members and the wider Barnsley community.  It is full of BIADS’ news, dementia care and new initiatives, and innovations we feel may be of use to our members.  Also included is all of the information you need about what is happening at our centre and how you can get involved, along with lots more positive messages from the BIADS team

If you would like to know more please visit our Newsletter and Information page

Party Days

 

At least twice a year we let our hair down with a big party for our members and their families and friends, with the famous BIADS’ buffet, music, dancing and entertainment

If you would like to know more please visit our Party Days page

Relax and Revive

 

We are fortunate to be working in partnership with Qdos Creates in Barnsley on relax and revive sessions for people with dementia and their informal carers.  The sessions are guided by an arts therapist but led by the voices of the participants , creating awesome sessions that never cease to surprise us

If you would like to know more please visit our Relax and Revive page

Tea and Toast Saturdays

 

Once a month (at the moment) we open the doors of the centre on a Saturday morning for members to meet for refreshments that include toasted bread or fruit teacakes and other goodies.  Our members tell us that weekends can be lonely and at BIADS this is our first step towards addressing those problems

If you would like to know more please visit our Tea and Toast page

Time 4 Tea Cafe

 

One of our first ever services, this lively once a month café is held at BIADS’ centre and has an average attendance of around fifty people; people with dementia, carers, former carers, volunteers, staff and occasional outside services with important messages to put across

If you would like to know more please visit our Time 4 Tea Cafe page

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