Links to Groups

Stroke Support

Stroke Association Calderdale Communication Support Group.  Have you had a stroke? Do you have difficulties with any aspect of communication: speaking, reading, writing? Would you like to meet others who are similarly affected, gain information and improve your confidence and wellbeing?  If so, our group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2.00pm until 4.00pm.  Our activities are varied to ensure that everyone attending gains some value from them.  The sessions are free of charge and refreshments are provided. Please contact the Stroke Association on 01484 714147 for further details or visit our website

Calderdale Stroke Support Group.  Meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you’ll understand the impact it can have on daily life. You are not alone. Come along to your local stroke group and meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. Our meetings are entertaining as well as educational. You will be offered a warm welcome and a friendly face and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands because they have been through it too. 

We meet here at the Centre on the second Monday of every month at 2.00pm until 4.00pm (and also at the Mereside Café, Shibden Park at 10.30am on the last Wednesday of every month)

If you need further details, please contact Renny Taylor, the chair of the group on 0797 144 2870 or Catherine Scoggins, the secretary on email

Our group is voluntary and part of the Stroke Association.

Embroiderers' Guild

We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile, art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!  New members are always welcome.  Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.  Our meetings vary - we have talks and practical sessions - we also have lots of weekend workshops and 'playdays' - and plenty of cake

Memory Lane Cafe

Memory Lane Cafe is a dementia friendly group which meets regularly at the Maurice Jagger Centre.  The group, which is open to all, supports people affected in any way by dementia, other forms of memory loss and isolation.


For The Disabled & Elderly of Calderdale