Supporting People with Dementia

Updated on Saturday 08/10/2022

People with dementia are benefiting from improved day opportunities in South Tyneside, aligning with one of our Council’s priorities to support our older and vulnerable communities.
For the first time, thanks to partnership working between the Council and Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS), both community and building-based support is on offer, depending on the nature and progression of their dementia. Dedicated space at Haven Court has been provided for people with advanced dementia. Those attending can take part in arts and crafts, watch a film, play music or games or just chat.
Alan who has just started to access day services at Haven Court said:

I didn’t know what to expect and was a little nervous beforehand but once I arrived the staff made me feel at home and I’ve had a great morning with a lot of laughs. The staff are brilliant and I can’t wait to go back next week.”

72-year-old Alan Atkinson from Whitburn

See more details : Supporting People with Dementia to Live Better Lives