Town Break (originally known as Town Break Stirling Group) started its journey in 1992 by providing a service to people living with dementia in the absence of statutory provision. The service started with the provision of a Drop-in Centre (Day Care) running one day a week in the Town Centre, where carers of people with dementia could safely leave the person they were caring for and go off for some time on their own, hence the name Town Break.
Two years later, Town Break recognised that not everyone enjoyed being part of a group setting, some preferred a more one-to-one setting, and a new Befriending Service was born.
April 2011 saw the beginning of another crucial service, our Rural Day Club. This service supports those living with dementia in more rural locations throughout the Stirling Council Area.
During 2012 the waiting list for the Befriending Service peaked at 44 people resulting in the formation of a Friendship Group. Those living with dementia plus carers can attend this group once a month. The group offer friendship, entertainment and afternoon tea.
Friendship Group was later extended to all individuals irrespective of Town Break's services and we are proud to report that the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) has classed this service as an example of good practice.
If you would like a copy of our latest Annual Report or annual accounts, please call us on 01786 641 841 or email Admin@townbreakstirling.org.
Town Break began its journey in 1992 providing a service to people with dementia in the absence of any statutory provision. The service started with the provision of a Drop-in Centre (Day Care) running one day a week in the Town Centre, and over the years has grown to offer five Dementia specific support services.
To develop appropriate and suitable activities and services for Town Break clients.
To increase health, wellbeing and quality of life for people living with dementia.
To reduce isolation and loneliness of individuals who have a medical diagnosis of mild-moderate dementia with a result of maintaining individuals at home for as long as possible.
To provide advice, guidance and support to carers on an ongoing basis to enable them in their caring role.
To provide support, advice and guidance along with appropriate (accredited and non-accredited) training to enable volunteers to undertake their role and develop their skills.
To upskill and support our staff for their continued professional development
To evaluate the impact and value of services provided.
"Town Break provides person-centred services to support people with dementia and their carers using the skills of trained, supportive and committed staff and volunteers. Weliaise with otheragencies, both statutory and voluntary, to help to support people with dementia to continue to live in their own homes within Stirling District."