Cupar – Dementia Friendly?
This Blog has been produced from material first created and co-produced as part of the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes Project – funded by the Glenrothes Local Area Committee, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, Fife Council and Alzheimer Scotland.
We’d like to thank Ruth McCabe from Fife Council for sharing this information and hope it is useful. Please share any of the information to help those who might need it.
Developing a Dementia Friendly Community helps people living with a diagnosis of dementia and their families and friends to stay at home in the place they know best … and to be able to continue to do all the things they would have done before they were diagnosed. That means going to local cafes, pubs, clubs, the library, sporting activities and continuing to attend the church. If the world can become dementia friendly then people directly affected by it will be confident to be supported wherever they go.
Ruth explains: “Dementia Friendly Communities are driven by people living with the illness and they identify priority areas for development and approaches. To become Dementia Friendly, organisations, businesses and services are encouraged to look at their physical space to make sure signage promotes easy access and way finding. They’re also expected to invite their staff to become Dementia Friends.“
This can be achieved through a 15 minute on line course or through an hour long face to face training session. In Cupar, we’re pleased to report that the Nationwide Building Society has undertaken the training and their staff are trained as Dementia Friends. Hats off to them!
If you run a business or organisation in town and are interested in being involved in becoming Dementia Friendly, Ruth would be delighted to hear from you. You can call her on 03451 555555, X473858 or email her – Ruth.McCabe@fife.gov.uk
Primary Care Teams – GP Practices/Hubs
All round general care and getting tests for your memory. GP’s can prescribe medicines and will send you to more specialist services if you need them.
They can also support you to make contact with other staff like nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists.
Post Diagnostic Support Team
Provide direct support at the point of diagnosis, plan for the future, aim to maintain health, independent living and community connections.
01592 643355 ext 27288
Social Work Contact Centre
Information about Social Work services.
Dementia Resource Centre, Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AH.
Resource Centre is open from 10 – 4 Monday – Thursday and between 10 – 3 on a Friday.
We offer support, advice and information. We also provide befriending and group activities including cafes.
01592 204541 / 24 hour Helpline 08088083000
Direct support to Carers, advice, training courses, a befriending service for Carers.
157 Commercial Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NS.
Independent Charity providing advice and support on a wide variety of topics including welfare benefits, debt advice and consumer issues.
General Enquiries 0345 1400095 / Debt Enquiries 0345 1400094
Saltire Centre, 10 – 12 Pentland Court, Glenrothes, KY6 2DA.
List of local services, training courses, support for employment issues.
Volunteer House, 69-73 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS.
Respite for Carers, Befriending.
Buko Tower, Suite 9, Dalton Road, Glenrothes, KY6 2SS.
Befriending, group activities and home support.
Provost Wynd Centre, Provost Wynd, Cupar KY15 5HE.
Direct support to maintain independence.
Millie Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NL.
Support services for people living with dementia in Fife …
Information on libraries, museums, theatres and activities. Helping Fifers to connect, discover and grow.
Iona House, John Smith Business Park, Grantsmuir Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6NA.
Fife Sports and Leisure Trust
Holidays that are escorted and supported by paid staff who have a lot of knowledge and experience looking after people living with dementia.
Holidays are available all year round at destinations throughout the UK.
23 Transy Place, Dunfermline, KY12 7QN.
Regulation and Inspection Body for Care Services …
Information on and reports about residential care facilities.
Compass House, Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD1 4NY.
Information on Guardianship and Power of Attorney.
Hadrian House, Callendar Business park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR.
Web Based Resources
Search for community groups, organisations, information and support.
Information on resources and support for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, their friends, family and carers.
Thanks for reading!