Dementia Groups - MCST Programme

  • Therapeutic groups for people living with dementia, and their carers
  • Focused on fun and stimulating activities
  • We organise your ReadiBus transport so you can attend (some ReadiBus restrictions apply)
  • Light lunch, freshly prepared on the premises, included in the price
  • The 3 hours long group offers a break for carers/partners


MCST stands for Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Who to contact

0118 950 2480 0118 950 2480
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Where to go

The Birches

We currently run one MCST group at The Birches in Woodley every Friday.  We're expected to start another MCST dementia group at Walford Hall, Carey St, Reading RG1 in the the autumn


If you would like further information on how to join the current one or to be placed on a waiting list for the new one, please contact us on the email or phone above.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Currently we run a Group on Fridays 10.30am - 1.30pm AND we'll be starting another one in the Autumn
Time of day
Session Information
The sessions consist of 1 1/2 of MCST programme; lunch break; fun activities
garden walk (weather permitting); discussion/conversation/relaxation


£23  Per Session
The cost includes a 3 hours session and a light meal freshly prepared on the premises.


Referral required


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