Dementia Friendly Activity

The Great Sheffield Cheer!

Young People of Sheffield: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

There are people in our Sheffield community who live in isolation and are unable to get out and about - a small act of kindness could make a big difference - this is where you come in!

We are asking children and young people to draw pictures and write letters or stories that can be shared with people across the city.

The theme is Sheffield Cheer, and would be something to make the recipient smile.

Please send your letters, stories or pictures to us at:

The Great Sheffield Cheer,
Crucible Theatre,
55 Norfolk Street,
S1 1DA

OR email them to us at (including any pictures): [email protected]

We will ensure these are shared with people throughout our community.

If you know someone who is particularly isolated at this time and would benefit from a message of cheer, please nominate them by emailing us at [email protected]

A young girl and lady are making collage pictures

Online Dementia Friends sessions

Do you want to help our community become dementia friendly? Join us online for a Dementia Friends Information Session.

As a Dementia Friendly organisation, Sheffield Theatres has been offering information sessions in our buildings since 2017, and we are ready to move online!

Online Dementia Friends information sessions will be around 30 minutes long and delivered via Zoom by one of our Dementia Friends Champions, Caroline or Paul.

You will not be seen on the session (videos will be off) and you can participate and ask questions via the chat option in the Zoom app. In order to take part you will need to use either computer, laptop or tablet. You can also use your phone to take part in the session, though that can make it more challenging to use the chat function.

If it is your first time using Zoom you may wish to download the app for free here.

Please watch this space for when our first online session will be!

Alternatively, if you would like us to run a Dementia Friends information session specifically for your family, community group or school, please email us at [email protected]

Staying connected

Although we can’t currently open our doors and welcome you for tea dances, shows and dementia friendly projects, we are here for you and would love to chat!

A small team of us are ready to pick up the phone to you, an isolated friend or family member and say hello!

We want to find out from you directly what you might need from us right now. It could be group singing sessions or tea dances brought to you via the magic of technology, it could simply be that a chat with us is all you need right now.

If you would like to chat, please fill in this form HERE or email us at [email protected] and we will be in touch at a suitable time which we will arrange together, Monday – Friday.

If you know someone who would benefit from a call because they’re living with dementia or living alone and in need of a lift, then (with their consent) please let us know via the form or email above.

Other activities in Sheffield

The Lost Chord has launched online singing sessions where musicians perform together (from their own homes) and are recorded. Lost Chord upload these regular videos to their Youtube Channel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information click here.

Sheffield City Hall, alongside Harmony Music School are hosting virtual tea dances via their facebook or website pages. For more information from Sheffield City Hall click here, and from Harmony Music School click here.

Sheffield Age UK and Enrichment for the Elderly have created resources and activities online which can be accessed here.