I come to the Centre for companionship and friendly staff

Effie, Service user
A growing number of our current service users is living with dementia. Whilst we are doing our best to make all of our services dementia friendly we have recognised the need for a more tailor-made support program.

We are currently in the progress of setting up a dedicated dementia support program that will allow us to provide activities and a safe and supported environment for service users dealing with dementia and memory challenges, without the backup of their primary carer. This will also provide much needed day respite and relief for carers.

As an extension of this new program we also have plans to make improvements to the Assynt Centre in the form of a Sensory Room and a Sensory Garden. We will soon start with some dedicated fundraising for these projects, so watch this space!

Going beyond out own organisation we also plan to collaborate with individuals and organisations in Assynt to work towards Dementia Friendly community status over the coming years.