Dementia Cafe & Carers Support Group - Fair Close Centre Newbury

Last updated: 04/04/2024

Fair Close Centre Dementia Café is currently held on every 1st & 2nd Wednesday of each month between 10.30am – 11.45am.

Initially launched as a partnership with Age UK Berkshire, Dementia-Friendly West Berkshire, and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Dementia Café now has a dedicated Dementia-qualified Café Coordinator, Tamsin Hudson.  Tamsin also coordinates the monthly Memory Café at the Corn Exchange in Newbury on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, in partnership with the Ageing Creatively Team. 

Dementia Café at Fair Close Centre has an entertaining and informative range of Musicians, Craft sessions and Speaker sessions (on topics that are relevant and beneficial to those living with Dementia and their Carers) booked throughout the year.   

Tamsin Hudson, the Dementia Café Coordinator, is always present at Dementia Café in order to provide free Carer Support and information on Dementia-related local services.  

Fair Close Centre also run a delicious two course Lunch Club every day from Noon that Dementia Café attendees are more than welcome to book in for via

Dementia Café places must be pre-booked via Tamsin Hudson:  (07938 023 256).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tamsin Hudson
Contact Position
Dementia Cafe Coordinator
07938 023256
Fair Close Centre Website

Where to go

Dementia Cafe
Fair Close Centre
Newtown Road
West Berkshire
RG14 7BH

2 course lunch is £7.50 for non members, £7 for members 


1 course lunch is £6.50 for non members, £6 for members

Time / Date Details

When is it on
10.30 am to 11.45 am - first and second Wednesday of the month
Time of day
Session Information
Person with Dementia needs to be accompanied by a Carer or Family Member.
Please pre-book via

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Dementia Cafe - £2.50 per person per session
Carer Support - included in cost of entrance to Dementia Cafe
Lunch - Two Courses - £7.50 for non members, £7 for members
Lunch - One Course - £6.50 for non members, £6 for members
Dementia Cafe Carer Support Group run by Tamsin Hudson (the Dementia Cafes Corrdinator), runs online via Zoom for anyone who looks after someone living with dementia in West Berkshire, on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
This carer support group is free to Dementia Cafe Carers and is included in the entrance fee for Dementia Cafe at Fair Close Centre (£2.50 per person, incl. tea/coffee and freshly made cakes). Contact to join our Carer Support Group.


Age Ranges
Other notes

Contact 01635 40488 or for more details on Lunch Club Membership and other Hairdressing and Footcare Services discounts provided at Fair Close Centre.

Free parking for Dementia Cafe Members and Visitors on Wednesday mornings, by kind permission of St John the Evangelist Church, on the roundabout just two doors up from Fair Close Centre on Newtown Road.

Parking - some limited but free parking at Fair Close (and additional chargeable parking directly opposite the venue at £1 for 2 hours or £2 for 4 hours max).


Quality checks

  • Not applicable
  • DBS check

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