Chesterfield Care Group celebrates with local Mayor after receiving almost £10,000 from the National Lottery to help local people living with dementia

Local community group, Chesterfield Care Group, is celebrating after being awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with adults living with dementia. The group provides day care support and is based in Chesterfield Community Centre Tontine Road Chesterfield. We will use the money to run a walking and activity group for local people.

Chesterfield Care Group has been running since 1996 and now runs several groups throughout the Chesterfield area 5 days per week. It is attended by up to 200 local people who participate in stimulating age appropriate activities including crafts, art, gentle exercise sessions, yoga, bingo, quizzes, gardening, and much more.

The sessions help individuals to establish friendship groups while maintaining health and well-being.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will enable us to provide vital services for older people and their carers.

 Jane Parsons, Manager of Chesterfield Care Group, says: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to broaden the range of opportunities available to local people who have dementia. This is important because it helps both the individual and the carers who support people daily within their own homes.

If you would like to know more about our services, make a charitable donation, or volunteer with us call (01246) 274812, or email