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 the group would meet every Thursday between 2.30 and 3.30 in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation. We have worked hard since 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, ipad and Zoom training has now been rolled out to our members, and we are now holding weekly Zoom meetings.
Recent funding from the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme will allow us to adapt and continue to look at new ways to support this wonderful group of people.
(The Thursday Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group is currently full – if you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co-ordinator on 01620 870632)