Town Break Moves Into Clackmannanshire
We are delighted to be delivering services in Clackmannanshire, thanks to a recent grant of £38,845. Town Break is one of 181 charities in Scotland to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action fund. This grant was awarded because of the high dementia rates in rural areas and the need for more services in Clackmannanshire.
The funding enables Town Break to deliver groups in Alva, Menstrie and Tillicoultry. There will also be a range of wellbeing activities for Carers, as well as the usual access to one-to-one support through our Carer Services Co-ordinator, Davina.
There are currently over 400 people living with dementia in Clackmannanshire, and some villages have prevalence rates as much as 34% above the Scottish average. Those affected by dementia who also live in rural areas are at even more risk of feeling isolated than those in urban areas. For these reasons, we encourage everyone to stay informed about how they can help their community to be inclusive and supportive of people living with dementia and their Carers.
Last month we held 3 open days in these villages in Clackmannanshire so local people, groups and service providers could find out more about what we offer. All open days were well attended, and we are delighted to be providing new services in Clackmannanshire, and now be operating across the whole of Forth Valley.