Never be alone in Dunbar

Dunbar Dementia Network exists to provide both regular and special support to those caring for others who are living with dementia or related conditions.

The charity is most appreciative of all donations which go towards providing this much needed support.

The menus on the left provides more details of these activities and how to get in contact with us easily.

Every effort is made to network with the other organisations in the area who can also provide assistance and support so that the charity can become a go-to place for anyone seeking advice on such matters.

 

Regular Weekly Meetings

Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group aims to provide support for anyone who is caring for a family member or friend who is living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition.   Pre-covid our two groups would meet weekly in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation.    We worked hard during Lockdown to provide continuity for our group members with weekly phone calls; publishing regular newsletters, providing deliveries of craft materials, gardening supplies and takeaway afternoon teas, moving on to organising both one-to-one and small, socially distanced, outdoor meetings within Scottish Government guidelines, when this was permissible.

Thanks to Scottish Government funding via the Connecting Scotland initiative, Corra funding and a generous donation from Community Windpower/BeGreen and The Life Changes Trust,  ipad and Zoom training was rolled out to our members, which enabled us to hold weekly Zoom meetings.  Now that our Thursday face to face meetings have been cautiously re-introduced, we will continue to hold a fortnightly Zoom session (Tuesday afternoons) which will run in tandem so that these valuable IT skills aren’t lost

Recent funding from the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme has allowed us to adapt and continue to look at new ways to support this wonderful group of people.

 

Activities in May and June 2022

All sorts been going on recently, from Singsong sessions, Quiz and Afternoon Tea at BeGreen, Celebrations for National Carers Week at Winterfield Golf Club, a special ‘Thank You’ Tea for our lovely team during National Volunteers Week (with special thanks to Dunbar Grammar School students, Devon and Emmy for holding a Cake Sale to raise funds for the group. – a lot of cake this past few weeks….!) We also enjoyed a lovely visit to Belhaven Community Garden.

Recent Events in March/April 2022

Our Art Therapy Workshops continued in March, working with Artist Barbara Rowell, when we worked on our woven stories. Great fun and so, so relaxing.

 

Cristina of Raw Energy had us joining in with a Latin American chair dance session, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

Our fundraising Maggie’s Centre (Edin) ‘Kitchen Table Event raised just over £200 for this wonderful facility.

Chris led some wonderful Chair Dance Session