The Derby Branch of Parkinson's UK organise several activities throughout the week to which you are more than welcome to attend. All the activities are for people with Parkinson's and a carer. We do ask that you become a member of Parkinson's UK before joining any of the groups, but this only costs £4 a year to join. You then have access to the branch and any activities you wish to attend. For further information please do not hesistate to get in touch & always check our latest newsletter for activity updates.

Note : All subsidised activities cost £3.

Parkinson's UK Derby Branch - Monthly Branch Meetings

Branch meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.These are social afternoons and you will be made very welcome. Parking is available. 

Venue: Aston Court Hotel (opposite the railway station)
Time: 2pm - 4pm. 


AGM is the first Tuesday in March

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Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings are held on the third Saturday of each month with tea & coffee provided by the branch. This is a very informal meeting and many friendships have been formed . Around 50 people now come along and share a social time together. Staff from the clinic kindly give their time to come along and open up / close, for us and we are really grateful to them for giving their time to us, to allow us to use this  facility. 

Venue: Broadway Baptist Church, 116, Broadway , DERBY DE22 1BP 
Time: 10.15am - 11.45am 


The Creative Challenges Group

Our Creative Group meets on Mondays and being creative is great for our well-being.

Venue: Aston Court Hotel (opposite Derby Train station)
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

For more information on this activity please click here.


Singing Group - 'The Movers and Shakers'

Our sociable singing group meets on Thursday afternoons and it lots of fun!

Venue : Online until  12 May 2022 when new Venue  will be Littleover Methodist Church ,Constable Drive Littleover DERBY DE23 6EP

Time: Singing from 1.30pm .Cafe available from 12.15pm at venue  if people want to and meet  buy themselves   a light lunch/cuppa  beforehand .

Cost – not confirmed yet

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Carers' Cafe

All carers are invited to meet at the Crown Derby Cafe.  Anyone can come along, as you just  pay for what you have -  reasonably priced choice of light lunches, sandwiches  or just tea and cake, whatever  you fancy.  It’s  a chance to chat to other carers. Parking is fine there and there are no steps to negotiate. 

Venue: Crown Derby Cafe

Time: Drop in from 1pm on the second Wednesday of the month

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes held every Friday morning are run at the Tai Chi centre on London Road in Alvaston. Carol Gascoigne is the instructor.

Venue: Tai Chi Centre, London Road, Alvaston, Derby
Time: 9.45am - 11.30am

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As a group we have full use of the Hydro pool every Tuesday afternoon.

Venue: Royal Derby Hospital, main reception of Therapies (entrance opposite A&E)
Time: Tuesday 1pm - 2pm


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sQuad is an informal support group of working age people with Parkinson's which holds monthly meetings at St Peter's Church Centre is open to anyone interested.

Venue: St Peter's Church Centre, St Peter's Church, St Peter's Street, Derby, DE1 1SN
Day & Time: 1st Saturday of every month, 11am

sQuad Curry Night on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at The Flower Pot in Derby.

If you are interested in this please contact Ann Pitt via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We aim to organise a couple of group outings in a calendar year and this is a great way of getting to know people as well as enjoying a diverse spectrum of activities.

Please keep checking the Branch news for information on forthcoming outings. 

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High Intensity interval Training weekly sessions with an enthusiastic and experienced PD Warrior trained Physiotherapist , Vicky Hoode Moore. 

Time: Thursdays 7pm-8pm

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Derby . 

Cost: Parkinson’s Derby Branch have offered to pay the room hire fee, fully supporting the purpose and development of the group, so the cost for participants is just £5 per session. Remember, your friends , adult family members, partners etc can also attend as the program can benefit all.

Please arrive a bit earlier for your first session as it will include some assessment to make sure it’s suitable for you.

If you would like to attend  PLEASE contact Ann Pitt ASAP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men's Group  

3rd Tuesday in month.Once a month a small number of the men in our group get together-sometimes it is just for a chat  and cuppa.  At other times they do something like bowling or footy golf.

Contact: B.Greaves 01332 515700


Dance for Parkinson's Class

TimeWednesdays at 2pm to 3:30

Venue : West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby

No experience necessary. All abilities welcome.

Sessions cater for both seated and standing.

A registered Dance Movement Therapist and Community Dance Practitioner specialising in facilitating dance with older people with limited mobility, those living with Parkinson’s and dementia runs it. She has delivered dance projects on both national and local levels. She  is a Lead Dance Artist at Derby Royal Hospital. She is also the Lead Dance Artist for the national Dance to Health incorporating dance and falls management exercises and holds a certificate in Advanced Dance for Parkinson's training.