Celebrating Communities welcomes DF Prestwick and DF Dunblane

Spring is in the air for our April chat and we had some friends from outside East Lothian come to (virtually) visit! Alongside familiar friends of Celebrating Communities we welcomed Dementia Friendly Dunblane, and Dementia Friendly Pentlands to remind us that there are other communities exist out there. They have been particularly busy.. We spoke […]

Celebrating Communities: Conversation #4

Hello and welcome to our 4th conversation!   We had an evening drop-in session last week to give space for those who can’t make daytime. We had some familiar faces returning, and some long-time friends of DFEL coming into Celebrating Communities for the first time. We had a wee chat while folk popped in and […]

Celebrating Communities: Conversation #3

Our third gathering, and almost 1 month since the conversations started. We had 8 people come along, and we agreed that smaller groups make it easier to chat. We started by asking people: “What would you like to get out of the Celebrating Communities project?” –        No real agenda but informal conversations […]

Celebrating Communities: Continuing the Conversation

On Thursday 28th January 2021 we held our second Celebrating Communities conversation.  What happened 14 folk  were round the  virtual table for our second conversation. We started by sating hello and a short reminder of what we talked about last time. You can catch up on the first conversation here. Our second conversation was as full […]

Talking about Celebrating Communities: Starting the Conversation

Celebrating Communities On Thursday 14th January 2021 we hosted our first official get together for our new Celebrating Communities project. If the word hasn’t spread to you yet, we have a whole other blog post giving great examples of what the project is all about and where the inspiration came from: https://dfel.org.uk/blog/celebrating-communities-friendship-hope-fun/ What happened Our […]

Celebrating Communities: Friendship, Hope & Fun

  In March 2020, life changed for many of us. Times were tough for many folks, but amidst all the bad stuff, people round the world were doing amazing things – in the NHS, care homes, council services, local shops, delivery drivers – keeping us going. No less important was how in communities we were […]

Life on Zoom: Bringing the world to your screen

    For many of us life has has been very different since March 2020. It’s changed a lot for DFEL too.  It seems very strange that this time last year we had 6 Friendship Groups round the county, we were working with the Memory Rehab Team supporting people with dementia and carers to stay […]


    This week is Carers Week. A week to appreciate and say ’ thank you’ to the thousands of unpaid family members and friends who provide help and support every day,  often at great cost to their health and well being. We’ve so much to thank Carers for every year, but this year, unpaid […]