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We really see these cafe venues as an important gateway for Carer support - providing a safe, friendly, knowledgable and non-judgemental environment on a regular basis

With lovely experienced volunteers on hand to help look after those living with dementia, the prime focus and in fact the primary reason for running these cafes is to focus on the needs of the carer

Our Dementia Friendly Cafes offer tea and coffee, a chat, friendship and support for people living with Dementia*, carers, family and the benefit of peer support from other carers


*Please note that these Cafes are for people who can attend safely on their own or are accompanied by someone to support them. There is no provision of direct medical support here for people living with Dementia

There is no charge for entry to our cafes - we simply ask that if you are able to then please consider making a small donation on your way out to help with our running costs


 Open every Friday       10am - 12 noon

Tysoe Village Hall

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 Open every Wednesday                      2pm - 4pm


Village Hall

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 "My wife Mary and I have lived in Tysoe for over 25 years. After losing Mary, opening a Dementia Cafe in the village to help others, just seems like a fitting tribute to her".

 Paul Dowler

 "After losing my husband Dave, I opened the Café  in my village of Wellesbourne, with help from friends and volunteers. Our doors were open Wednesday afternoons, when we’d welcome anyone with dementia and their carers, provide  a cup of tea of coffee, friendship and laughter and someone to talk to".  

Heather Dowler (Brown)

Compton Verney*

        Open on the 1st

Tuesday of each month

            10.30 - 12.30

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Shipston on Stour

Open every Tuesday            10.30am - 12.30

Shipston Lodge

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"Such a beautiful venue - Join us in the main house and also enjoy a walk around the lovely grounds" Heather & Paul


A beautifully appointed cafe area within a care home venue in Shipston On Stour. There is always a welcoming smile from the friendly folks at Shipston Lodge. " Heather & Paul "

*Chargeable entrance to Compton Verney via a day

charge or membership

- Plus carers can enter for 

 free with their loved one.

A lovely welcoming venue - with smashing cake ! 😊

We are very pleased to report that we have also been busy helping to set up a new dementia Cafe in Banbury - It It is run by Julie Richardson Nursing Home and is now open weekly within Morrisons Supermarket Banbury  - Every Wednesday from 2pm - 4pm:


Carers enjoying a Professional Flower Arranging Class at Tysoe Dementia Cafe during November

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