Lights Up

Lights Up clubs offer people with memory problems including dementia and their carers the opportunity to enjoy activities together. These include painting and seasonal craft making, music, singing, dance, reminiscence and social outings.

Lights Up clubs give a chance to people with memory problems including dementia and their carers to engage in stimulating activities in their local communities filled with laughter and fun.

Activities include:

  • Painting and seasonal craft making
  • Music, singing, drama & dance
  • Reminiscence
  • Reading and poetry
  • Social outings (e.g. theatre, cinema)

Lights Up also offers specialist dementia information, advice, and guidance and signposting. Sessions are led by dementia specialists and dementia trained local artists and supported by local volunteers.

All sessions conclude with a nice chat, refreshments & cake!

How can Lights Up help?

People who come to Lights Up tell us that it helps them in many ways:

  • Reduced stress & anxiety
  • Reduced loneliness & social isolation
  • Regained confidence & self-esteem
  • Shared enjoyment with family & friends
  • New skills and experiences
  • Opportunity for self-expression
  • Peer support

“We love coming to Lights up, meeting everyone. We have a chat, share our stories. We really enjoy all the activities, and the outings. It keeps us active and gives us something to talk about and look forward to. We would be at home otherwise, feeling stressed, alone and isolated.”

When and where do they take place?

Carterton – Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm,
Brownes Hall, Carterton, OX18 3LJ

Chipping Norton – Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm,
Penhurst Gardens, New St, Chipping Norton OX7 5ED

Witney – Second and fourth Monday of each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm,
Methodist Church, 40 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HG

Would you like to volunteer?

We couldn’t run our Lights Up project without the help of our fantastic volunteers. Volunteers can help in many different ways: driving people and their carers to the project, actively support with the various activities and outings, offering emotional support, making tea and coffee…and much more.

To volunteer you need to be 18+ (some volunteer opportunities also available for 16+). No prior training or experience required as training and support provided.

How do I find out more?

Contact Guideposts Oxfordshire services office on 01993 893 577 or email Kelly:

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