MEETING CENTRES – WHAT THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO

East Lothian has joined the Meeting Centres Support programme. Over the next few months, we’ll be working with Friendship Groups and local communities to explore how the Meeting Centres approach works for East Lothian, building on and supporting great work going on across the county. What is a Meeting Centre? Meeting Centres are a local […]

LIVING NOT EXISTING: ANNUAL GATHERING 2018: FULL REPORT

    LIVING NOT EXISTING DFEL ANNUAL GATHERING 10 & 11 OCTOBER 2018   This year we gathered over 2 days. Day 1 was for people with dementia and family carers and friends, Day 2 was for everyone. In Day 1, we started with people talking about things that mattered to them and that they […]

Aviva Community Fund: We need your help and your votes!

    I wish I’d known about this before – it would have made a huge difference.   Please help!! We need your votes to help us get funding to run Designs for Life Workshops across East Lothian. All you need to do is register to vote as part of the Aviva Community Fund CLICK […]

COME AND JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL GATHERING!

    You are cordially invited to Dementia Friendly East Lothian’s Annual Gathering at the Maitlandfield House Hotel. When?  10th October  – 10.30 – 3.30pm (and after). This is a relaxed and informal day for people with dementia and families/care-partners.  Tea and coffee are will be available from 10am and we’ll be having conversations in […]

DESIGNS FOR LIFE: Making your home last a lifetime

    Home, as the saying goes, is much more than bricks and mortar;  it’s where we (usually) feel safe, in control and surrounded by the people and things we care about. Home is a place, a feeling, it’s who we are and who we’ve been.   Over our lifetime, we create and re-create our […]

CELEBRATING CARERS WEEK: STORIES, STRATEGIES AND SUPPORT

Carers Week starts today, a time to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to all carers, no matter what age you are, who you care for and support, where you live or how much time it takes. Every act of caring matters and makes the world a better place, there are no league tables or competitions […]

Tackling social isolation:  living  (not existing) with dementia in East Lothian

The Scottish Government has been consulting on a Social Isolation Strategy for  Scotland, possibly the first in the world.  Link to Strategy. Feeling we belong, that we’re part of something more than just us is an important part of being human – we need to feel connected. That means different things to different people but it’s […]