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Age Concern Eastwood Dementia Project provides specialist care five days a week for people with dementia and their carers.
It aims to provide a place where people with dementia can mix with their peers, benefit from cognitive stimulation and have their personal care needs met. The centre also offers support for carers. In August 2013 an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate resulted in it receiving excellent grades (6) in all categories.
The project has recently been collaborating with Age Concern Eastwood to launch a new website. It aims to provide easily accessible information, both about Age Concern Eastwood’s advice and support services and and the services provided by the Dementia Project.
The service is aimed at older people with dementia in the Eastwood and surrounding districts in the East Renfrewshire area, along with their carers.
Moira HumphriesAge Concern Eastwood Clinic56 Busby RoadClarkstonG76 7ATTel: 0141 638 2158
Kina MurrayAge Concern Eastwood Dementia ProjectThe Stables – No 3 CottageEastwood ParkRouken Glen RoadGiffnockTel: 0141 621 0133
Age Concern Eastwood Dementia Project recently received a grant from Age Scotland of £6,600. The grant aimed to support the continuation of the Stress Clinic for one year while alternative sources of support were investigated. The Stress Clinic is aimed at carers, offering an hour a week of alternative therapies, including reflexology and massage.
Services such as the Stress Clinic are vital to carers. Taking care of carers in turn allows those individuals to continue caring for the people they love. We were proud to support this service and will continue to support services such as this where we can.
- Linda Anderson, Age Scotland Development Officer
Last year we had a massive cut in the funding we receive from the Council. This put our Stress Clinic service for carers under threat, so being able to apply for Age Scotland grant funding was a massive help.
- Markina Murray, Centre Managing Director
Contact Linda Anderson, Development Officer for Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire. Call 01355 279 929.
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