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.
03451551503

Alzheimer Scotland

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

 

Fife Carers Centre

Direct support to Carers, advice, training courses, a befriending service for Carers.
01592 205472
157 Commercial Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NS.

 

Citizens Advice and Rights for Fife

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.

 

Fife Voluntary Action

List of local services, training courses, support for employment issues.
01334 654080
Volunteer House, 69-73 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS.

 

Crossroads

Respite for Carers, Befriending.
01592 610540
Buko Tower, Suite 9, Dalton Road, Glenrothes, KY6 2SS.

 

Age Concern Cupar

Befriending, group activities and home support.
01334 653597
Provost Wynd Centre, Provost Wynd, Cupar KY15 5HE.

 

Fife Forum

Direct support to maintain independence.
01592 643743
Millie Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2NL.

 

Support services for people living with dementia in Fife …

 

Fife Cultural Trust

Information on libraries, museums, theatres and activities. Helping Fifers to connect, discover and grow.
01592 583204
Iona House, John Smith Business Park, Grantsmuir Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6NA.

 

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust

Classes to help get people more active and to improve their strength and balance.
01383 602209
healthandwellbeing@fifeleisure.org.uk www.fifeleisure.org.uk

 

Supported Holidays – MindForYou

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.
info@mindforyou.co.uk

 

Regulation and Inspection Body for Care Services …

 

Care Inspectorate

Information on and reports about residential care facilities.
01382207100
Compass House, Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD1 4NY.

 

The Office of the Public Guardian

Information on Guardianship and Power of Attorney.
01324 678300
Hadrian House, Callendar Business park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR.

 

Web Based Resources

www.onyourdoorstepfife.org

Search for community groups, organisations, information and support.

www.livingwithdementiainfife.scot.nhs.uk

Information on resources and support for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, their friends, family and carers.

NHS Fife

www.nhsfife.org

 

Thanks for reading!