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The Age UK Berkshire service provides ongoing one-to-one support for people with memory loss or living with dementia, and can give some respite to carers.

How does it work?

This service is completely user-led, individually planned and implemented according to the service user's specific needs. Although we work closely with family and carers, the focus is always on the person living with dementia and what they want to do.

Our specially-trained support workers offer one-to-one work with people living with dementia in their own homes or elsewhere according to their needs, interests and ability, providing support, stimulation and continuity.

The service complements those offered by other voluntary organisations rather than replaces those, and works closely and alongside NHS and other health and social care services.

How much does it cost?

This service costs £20 per hour and can be paid for by families, carers and friends, as well as by using Personal Budgets / Direct Payments from Adult Social Care, where these have been made available

Does it cover my area?

Currently focused on West Berkshire and Reading, we may be able to offer this service in other parts of Berkshire by request. 

What do I need to do next?

For more information about the services without obligation, please contact our Dementia Support team.

In addition, we run a once monthly activity session for those with Dementia at The Sue Ryder centre at Wokingham Hospital providing stimulating activities, hot lunch, fun and friendship. 

Where you can find us

Our office is based in Reading town centre.

Visit our contact us page

How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, income from service delivery and some charitable grants.


We recognise how important it is to work in partnership with central and local government and voluntary sector organisations in order to ensure that the older people of Berkshire receive the services they need.

You can contact Age UK Berkshire on 0118 959 4242 or email

We were thrilled to be asked by Age UK National to share the great work we are doing here in Berkshire. It gives great insight into the programme and how the sessions can be of benefit to those living with dementia.

We are currently running groups in Grazeley and Earley. 

Any questions please email or give us a call on 0118 959 4242.

Online MCST Sessions

Join us for fun and friendship in a supportive environment.

MCST Sessions in Grazeley

Join us for in person MCST sessions.

Dementia Resources 

We've compiled some of our favourite resources, information and advice for older people living with dementia. 

If you have a resource or link you've found particularly useful or interesting then please share it with us by emailing it to

  • Dementia Products

    Check out these helpful and handy products for people living with dementia, from day planners to memory cards. 

  • Activities for Dementia

    Check out these activities and listening ideas for people with dementia. 

  • Dementia FAQs

    Read our answers to commonly asked questions on living with and caring for people with dementia.