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Axe Valley Dementia Team and Willow Groups

The Axe Valley Dementia Team is based in Axminster Hospital and offers specialist dementia assessment and support.

We provide this service for people who live in Axminster and Seaton areas. Covering the Axminster Medical Practice and Seaton and Colyton and Townsend House Medical Practice patients. 

The team provide an up to 6 week assessment of someone’s health and social needs in their own home. The assessment time also allows the person to get to know some of the team and gain some idea of how we can help and support through the social aspect of our service in Willow day groups. The team also provide ongoing assessment and support throughout the different stages of dementia. 


Social isolation is a very real risk as we get older and those with dementia can become quickly isolated and this can make their condition worse. We therefore provide group activities that focus on social interaction, cognitive stimulation and above all enjoyment.

They include

  • Art and craft- including making our own greetings cards and planning decorations for our tree in the St Mary’s Christmas Tree festival
  • Music, singing and dancing
  • Quizzes, reminiscence conversations and table top games
  • Keeping engaged in the community

We always enjoy a chance for a tea party and often celebrate birthdays and other key events throughout the year.

As well as the support we can offer the person who attends with us we can also offer guidance and support for their carers, acting as a link between other services and offering practical advice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our services we always welcome enquiries and would like to be able to offer any support or guidance that we call


Contact Name
Shiobhan PIckering
Contact Position
Axe Valley Dementia Team
01297 630428
Parent Organisation
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Axe Valley Dementia Team
Axminster Hospital
EX13 5BX
Toilet facilities
Parking accessible for people with disabilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Contact provider for costs?
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£25.00 Per session
Cost Details
You may be entitled to support with costs for social care
Display Date/Time
The team is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Sessions are run Tuesday to Thursday 2.5 hrs per session.
Referral required?
Referral details

A referral can be made to the services either by yourself, your carer/family, your GP or other services you may link with. Please do not hesitate to call us for further information about this

Waiting list?
Age range
55 years to 100 years
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Additional needs details
We specialise in the assessment and support of people with Dementia
Last updated: 21/03/2023
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