Mission Statement

Volunteer Guidelines

A relaxed, informal setting with information, support, speakers,
friendship & laughter, the Cafés will be held at Greemount Cricket
Club on the second Friday of each month.

This is what the "Bury Times" said when the D-CaFF opened.

And from October 2017, we are starting a D-CaFF Meeet and Greet Café, the Quieter Side, on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Run by volunteers, the Café relies upon the goodwill & generosity
of others - any donations will be gratefully received.

This will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other and
discuss what would be wanted at our Cafés. We look forward to
meeting you!

All welcome, please do come along & join us or email

Please see the dates for future Cafés

View Copies of The D-CaFF Daily

View and save "Helpful Hints" to support your neighbours and friends to live well with dementia

D-Caff Volunteers
15th September 2017

The D-Caff Team 1

The D-Caff Team 2
November 2016

D-CaFF Finalist in National Alzheimer’s Society Awards 2016!

Greenmount Village D-Caff was a runner-up in the category for Dementia Friendly Community Of The Year Award (2016); Rural. There were 400 applicants in total and the D-CaFF was one of three finalists for the awards. Joani Beale said beforehand, "Whatever the outcome of the awards, all our members are winners in our eyes!".

D-CaFF wins the award for the Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum in 2017

On Wednesday 17th May 2017, Joani Beale, Laura Roberts and Alistair Waddell were invited along to the last full Council meeting of Mayor Connelly’s term of office to collect the award for the “Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum”. It was the local Township Forum (Council funded) which gave the GVC a £400 grant to open D-CaFF in May 2016.

D-CaFF's Joyce wins the Pride of Bury Award

On Friday, 27th October 2017, Joyce, age 90, was presented with the Pride of Bury award for her contribution to D-CaFF.

D-CaFF: Arm Chair Exercise - Friday 9th August 2019.

D-CaFF: Fun & Games – The Ukele Choir and D-CaFF Pub Quiz - Friday 12th July 2019.

D-CaFF: Miller Care - Friday 14th June 2019.

Photos from the day

D-CaFF 3rd Birthday - Friday 10th May 2019.

Photos from the day

The ‘Strummers’ Band–back by popular demand - Friday 12th April 2019.

Photos from the day

“The Merry Trotter” – mobile museum of memorabilia - Friday 8th March 2019.

Photos from the day

D-CaFF: Valentines on Friday 8th February 2019.

Photos from the day

D-CaFF: Happy new year on Friday 11th January 2019.

This week we had armchair exercise with Tracing Steps.

D-CaFF: Twelve Days of Christmas on 14th December 2018

We celebrated Christmas in grand style, starting with a turkey sandwich lunch and followed by carols beautifully sung by the children of Greenmount Primary School, accompanied by their Head Teacher, David Griffith, on guitar.

Afterwards, there were raffle prizes and prizes for the fifteen highest seasonal quiz scores.

We all sang The Twelve Days of Christmas, with actions (twelve tables with the people at each standing up when their number came round), led by Joani Beale and we finished of with a Christmas sing-along led by Rita with Don on Guitar.

D-CaFF: Remembrance Day on 9th November 2018

We remembered the fallen on this 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the usual reading of the Ode of Remembrance and some excellent poetry depicting the era.

The Tottington Primary School Choir came along to entertain us and we finished with a sing-along, led by Don and Rita, which everyone enjoyed.

D-CaFF: Halloween with the Greenmount Strummers Band on Friday 12th October 2018

This month the theme was Halloween and there was no shortage of witches!

We were entertained by the excellent Greenmout Strummers Band, comprising:
Graham Scott, Howard Masters, David Archer, Phil Robinson, Don Kelly, Stewart Beswick, Donna Short and The Revd Alan Morris
enticing one or two people onto the dance floor.

Interludes of humerous verse were read by Sue Beswick.

Greenmount Primary School

Greenmount Primary School has started to document its work around Dementia Friends on its website. Please feel free to visit:

St. Andrew's Primary School

St Andrew’s School Working Towards Becoming Dementia Friendly

Canon Slade High School

Canon Slade High School raises £377 for D-CaFF

Peel Brow Primary School

Peel Brow Primary School Dementia Friends

Bury Dementia Contacts
ADAB Bury 0161 764 6749
Alzeimer's Society 0161 763 9907
Attendance Alliance Helpline 0345 605 6055
Bury Adult Care Services (Enquiries/Referrals) 0161 253 5151
Bury Carer's Centre 0161 763 4867
Bury Children's Advice & Assessment (Enquiries/Referrals) 0161 253 5454
Bury Council Out of Hours 0161 253 6606
Bury Young Carers 0161 253 5144
Carer's Allowance Unit 0845 608 4321
Carer's Services Team 0161 253 6110
Carer's Trust 0844 800 4361
Carer's Trust 4 All 0161 763 4163
Carer's UK 0808 808 7777
Citizen's Advice Bureau 0844 826 9320
Disability Living Allowance Helpline 08457 123 456
Disability Living Centre (Advice on Disability and Equipment) 0161 607 8200
Disability Services Team (Referals/Equipment Enquiries) 0161 253 6858
Fairfield General Hospital 0161 764 6081
NHS 111
NHS Carer's Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053
Patient Services 0800 328 3166
Personal Independent Payment Helpline 0845 850 3322
Step Change Debt Charity 0800 138 1111
The Federation of Jewish Services 0161 772 4800

Activities and groups in the wider Bury area

This Week's Dementia Friendly Activities in Bury
Dementia Groups in Bury
Dementia Carers Groups in Bury

Greenmount Village Community is a member of the Bury Dementia Action Alliance. Please see our Action Plan.