Kinloch Care Centre shortlisted in national Dementia Awards

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Congratulations to staff at Angus Council’s Kinloch Care Centre who are shortlisted for Scotland’s Dementia Awards in the Best Innovation in Continuing Care category.

Staff at Kinloch Care Centre work closely with families of services users and the local community to improve outcomes for people with dementia. The centre created 1940s and 1950s parlours, old world shops and individually tailored memory cabinets for each service user based on their backgrounds, likes and interests.

The Centre has become a bustling community hub with many groups and organisations providing activities, advice, entertainment and social opportunities all of which are open to people with Dementia. This reduces loneliness and isolation resulting in better quality of life and therefore more positive outcomes for people with Dementia.

Welcoming the news, Carole Brunton, Care Centre Manager at Kinloch Care Centre said: “We are thrilled to be named as finalists in Scotland’s Dementia Awards. Our team work very closely with families and the local community to ensure that we have information can provide person centred care and provide opportunities for social interaction on a number of levels. Since this announcement, there’s been a real buzz amongst our service users, their families and staff. Our fingers are crossed for the finals on 21 September.”

Henry Simmons, Chief Executive, at Alzheimer Scotland, said: “Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate the work of both professionals and community groups who are committed to helping people with dementia and their families. All of our finalists this year are extremely deserving for their commitment in supporting people living with dementia and their families and we look forward to saying a big thank you to all our finalists and winners on the day.”

Winners will be announced on World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.