The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

Sue and Pete working at the restaurant

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

Find out more about The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, hear from the stars of the TV series and get support making your workplace dementia friendly.

What is The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes?

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes is a new Channel 4 series about the UK’s first ever restaurant staffed by people living with dementia.

Alzheimer's Society is a proud partner of this ground-breaking experiment,  in which 14 volunteers all living with some form of dementia are about to make viewers think again. Over 42,000 people with dementia are under the age of 65, yet only 18% of them have continued to work after diagnosis. 

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes shows how with the right support, and small adjustments, many people with dementia can stay independent and continue to contribute in the workplace.

How can I watch The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes?

The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes is a four-part series that begins on Wednesday, 12 June at 9pm.

You can watch The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes on All 4, the on-demand channel from Channel 4.

Work and dementia: The facts

If a person living with dementia wants to continue working, it is their choice of whether to do so and how long for.

Our Employment guide has more advice on the rights of people with dementia in the workplace. Here are three key facts:

  • People living with dementia must not be discriminated against for their disability during an application for a job
  • Employers have to make reasonable adjustments to help someone with a disability cope with their work in the workplace
  • An employer should not dismiss a person on disciplinary grounds if the effect on their work is because of a disability.
Watch The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

Missed an episode? You can catch up with The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes on All 4.

Watch the series

How to support our work

There are lots of ways to unite against dementia. Find out how you can help, from donations and fundraising to volunteering, campaigns and more.

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All images courtesy of Channel 4/Joss Barratt