Our new and exclusive day centre has been created in response to feedback from local services research and from families expressing the need for a trustworthy programme for people living with the early stages of dementia to get out of their house and be able to spend a day or a couple of days a week in a safe and stimulating place.
A Letter from a guest's relative
'Dear Devonshire Dementia Day Centre,
I am writing to you as I would like you to know that since Mum has been attending your day centre her mood and behaviour have improved greatly. She seems to be a lot happier and calmer when she returns home. Even her sense of humour seems to be returning and it is nice to see her smile again. If she is having a bad day at home it does not last long and it’s made both my and my husband’s role as carers a lot easier. It also gives us some respite time to recharge our batteries so we can continue with our carer’s role.
Thank you and kind regards'
Mrs. Christine McGoldryck
We aim to provide a fun day out with thoughtful care for your loved one who will be treated with dignity, respect, love, compassion and understanding. Our staff are specially trained to care for people living with dementia. We have over 30 years of experience.
We love to have a laugh and a cup of tea with our day guests and offer activities that they feel comfortable with and enjoy.
Our building has been specially adapted to offer a ‘dementia friendly’ environment. There’s a 1950's themed Devonshire Lyons tea room; a safe and secure garden with paths and seating areas, a multipurpose room used as a barber shop/beauty salon on some days, a market stall/shop on others and we offer a bathing service. We also offer plenty of parking at the front of the building and a there is a bus stop just outside. It is bus 213 and the stop is called Blakes Lane.
If you would like to experience our centre please feel free to attend our FREE coffee mornings on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm with your loved one who has dementia. Alternatively please call to make an appointment.
To maintain confidentiality for our day guests we ask you to call for an appointment.