Behind the philosophy of Town Break sits a highly personal and holistic approach that places the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people living with dementia and their unpaid carers at our heart. This means that we can achieve something special.
We support people living with dementia and their carers using the skills of trained, supportive and committed staff and volunteers. We liaise with other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to help to support people with dementia.
Long story short, in the absence of statutory provision Town Break in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Scotland began its journey in 1992 providing a service to people living with dementia and their unpaid carers. The charity was set up by Rosas Mitchell.
The original service was a drop-in centre running one day a week in the Stirling town centre. Here unpaid carers of people living with dementia could leave their loved ones safely cared for and enjoy some respite time to do what was important to them (hence the name Town Break).
Over the years we have grown. And by grown, we mean grown!
We now offer multiple dementia specific support services across both Stirling and Falkirk Council areas.