Listen up!

CuparNow is delighted to have launched a new digital service – the CuparNow Podcast. We have close to 30,000 readers, followers and subscribers across all the channels we manage – and now we can have listeners! Please

Our first interview is with Ruth McCabe who is project manager for the Dementia Friendly Fife programme that is supporting so many across our area.

We’ve worked with Ruth since 2018 and, in that time, have been proud to have helped make more aware of the training available that is supporting businesses and organisations to become Dementia Friendly, including …

Age Concern  |  PLM Optometrists  |  Nationwide Building Society

COOP Funeralcare  |  Boutique No 1  |  Northeden House Care Home

Hair Haven  |  Maisie & Mac  |  Willie Rennie’s Parliamentary Office

Southbridge Garage  |  Contemporary Beauty  |  Cairnie Fruit Farm  |  The Lighthouse Cafe

In our podcast, Ruth tells us of her work and how her nursing career has led her to her current role – a role she loves and continues her passion of breaking taboos in health and social care. Just click on the image below to access and play …

Ruth explains how they have continued to work throughout lockdown and how the restrictions led them to develop and launch a DVD – Standing Up For Dementia In Fife (that’s also available on YouTube).

We’d like to thank Ruth for being our Podcast ‘guinea pig’. Please share with family, friends or colleagues who might be interested.


Need advice & support?

You can get in touch with Ruth on her mobile – 07341 842567. Ruth says: “I am very happy for you to publicise that as a point of contact.” She adds: “People can also always approach their GP for guidance and support. They sadly have not been that easy to access over the pandemic but hopefully that will change as we emerge.

Ruth has also shared numbers for:

  • The Alzheimer Scotland Helpline: 0808 808 3000
  • The Social Work Contact Centre: 0345 155 1503

And below are links for upcoming storytelling sessions delivered by the Life Changes Trust …


Need more?

We know many vital resources in our community remain closed due to the current restrictions and very much hope they are able to re-open at the earliest opportunity so that they can continue to deliver essential support:

  • Age Concern – Provost Wynd Centre, Provost Wynd, KY15 5HE
    • Tel: 01334 653597
    • Structured day care: people need to be referred for this – the general public can drop in for lunch
    • Contact
  • St John’s Parish Church – Bonnygate
    • Café for the Carers of people living with a diagnosis of dementia
    • Last Friday of the month, 1100 – 1330, soup, bacon rolls, home baking
    • Contact Bob Farmer on 01334 650326 or email
  • The Lighthouse – 63 Bonnygate, KY15 4BY
    • Tel: 01334 656287
    • Public Café – soups, snacks, home baking
  • Old Parish Centre – Short Lane, KY15 5EQ
    • Dementia Café – 3rd Wednesday of the month
    • Contact Centre Manger, Jill Brown, on 07979352314 or email


Thanks for reading … and we hope you’ll be listening!