Older People's mental health and dementia directory

Community Groups and Support

Age Concern

Age Concern Hampshire is an independent charity working across the county to promote independent living to over-50s. Age Concern provides information and advice as well as activities, well-being and care to over 58,000 people each year.

Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm
Location: Basingstoke
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 423874
Email: info@ageconcernhampshire.org.uk


Contact italk for free treatment and help with common problems like depression, anxiety and stress. The treatments can include groups, one-to-one sessions and support online and over the phone.

Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 02380 383 920
Email: info@italk.org.uk

Men’s Shed

We're UK Men's Sheds Association, the support body for Men's Sheds across the UK. We raise awareness of Men's Sheds and the life changing impact they can have. We support Men's Sheds to develop and thrive. We won't stop until every man who would benefit from a Men's Shed has access to one.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust - Older persons Mental Health

We support any older person living in Hampshire (normally aged 65 or over) who is experiencing mental health problems. This might be due to:

  • Organic mental illness – this type of illness is usually caused by disease affecting the brain. Dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease is an example of organic illnesses.
  • Functional mental illness - this type of illness has a predominantly psychological cause. It may include conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders or anxiety.

Location: Parklands Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9RH
Referral: GP
Telephone: 01256 817718

The Anvil Arts - Community Projects

Organisation offering performing arts activities to the local community, with particular projects for older people and those with dementia.

Location: Churchill Way, Basingstoke, RG21 7QR
Telephone: 01256 819797
Email: community@anvilarts.org.uk

MHA Live at Home

MHA Live at Home Schemes provide community befriending, lunch clubs, physical activities and much more to enable older people to stay living independently in their own homes for as long as possible, with the best possible quality of life.

Location: London Street URC, London Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7NU
Tel: 01256 338422
Email: BasingstokeandDeane.liveathome@mha.org.uk


Alzheimer's Society

Support and advice for people with Dementia.

Location: Ground Floor, Room 3, 8 Chequers Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7PU
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 363 393
Email: enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

The Kingfisher Day Centre

Providing care, rehabilitation, activities, support and social interaction for individuals with dementia and much deserved respite for their carers.

Location: Laverstoke Lane, Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NY
Self–referral: Yes
Telephone 01256 893 333
Email: kingfisherdaycentre@gmail.com

Dementia advisors

Advice and support for people with Dementia and their carers.

Location: Basingstoke, Deane and Alton: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke RG21 4AF
Referral: GP or Health care professional
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 07795 975014
Email: dementiaadvicebasingstoke@andovermind.org.uk

Dementia at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Basingstoke Discovery Centre provides a range of resources to support people with dementia, their relatives and carers.

  • Books on Prescription – Dementia. click here for a list of titles.
  • Pictures to Share Books – books designed for people with dementia to help and encourage communication and discussion.
  • Reminiscence Collection - includes books, posters, games and quizzes, postcards, printed and recorded music, jigsaws, photographs, smell box and talking tapes. These have been chosen to stimulate and support reminiscence.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm; Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Location: Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7LS
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 478670
Email: basingstoke.discovery.centre@hants.gov.uk

For guidance on engaging with people that have experience of dementia click here.


Oakley Memory Club

Variety of activities and support for people with early onset dementia.

Opening times: Thursdays
Locations: East Oakley Village hall, RG23 7JJ
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 423634


Weekly club for over 55s with cognitive impairment.

Location: BCOT College, RG21 8TN
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 841024
Email: enquiries.rcs123@gmail.com

Viables Memory Club

Variety of activities and support for people with early onset dementia.

Opening times: Fridays
Locations: Viables Community Centre, Viables Craft Centre, The Harrow Way, Basingstoke, RG22 4BJ
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 473634
Email: emma@viables.org.uk



Basingstoke Neighbour Care

Transport and befriending service.

Telephone: 01256 423855
Email: info@neighbourcare.com

Hampshire County Council

Passenger transport information from Hampshire County Council. The website gives useful information about public, community and voluntary transport around the county including: Call & GoCanGo and Dial a Ride.

Search for community transport schemes in your area.

Telephone: 0300 555 1388
Email: ptgenquiries@hants.gov.uk

Voluntary Action Groups

Information and support for local communities