Corona Virus: Information and Resources

Dear all, as we learn more about the virus, information changes regularly. Please keep an eye out for new information: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NHS24 Do not attend your GP, Health centre or Hospital if you are worried.  Stay at Home and phone your GP or out of hours phone NHS 24 on 111. COVID-19 in Scotland […]

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MUSSELBURGH: WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 2020

  MUSSELBURGH MEETING CENTRE WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 19th 2020 Musselburgh Health and Well Being Group, part of the Musselburgh Area Partnership, has started a community conversation about dementia and is exploring the possibility of setting up East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre.  To start things off, we invited local people and groups to come together to talk about […]

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EAST LOTHIAN: WINTER GATHERING 2019

  Hello! We held our Winter Gathering at the end of November.  Gatherings are an opportunity for people affected by dementia to have their voices heard, set priorities and work together to make life better for people affected by dementia.     Over 50 folks got together to look at how we make change happen: People […]

Getting about East Lothian: Transport, Mobility & Information

  The DFEL Winter Gathering on 26th November will be looking at 3 big issues that people with dementia and carers want to see change and improve – information, carers and transport. Transport and getting round East Lothian comes up in almost every group and every conversation. Buses, parking, driving, pavements, trains are all hot […]

DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK JUNE 3-9TH 2019

Hello! welcome to Dementia Awareness Week 2019! Life with dementia is tough…There’s no cure or magic pill,  but we can all do our bit to make a difference. Everything from raising awareness and understanding about dementia to building friendships and links in our communities can help to change the world. This year, we’re asking people […]

Looking ahead to 2019….

Hello and a very happy New Year! It’s going to be a very interesting year… Our priorities for the year to come have been set by people who live with dementia every day – people with dementia and care-partners, families and friends. Over 2019, DFEL will be working in partnership  to ensure that people living […]

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 […]