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NEWS: Dementia friendly funding for Kelso care home

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A care home in Kelso is to benefit from £225,000 funding from the Life Changes Trust to develop a dementia hub for residents and the wider community.

Queen’s House is an established care home in the heart of Kelso and has recently been granted planning to build a specialist facility for people living with dementia.

As part of the new development, they will create a dementia friendly community resource centre within Queen's House which will also be accessible to people living with dementia in the Cheviot Locality and across the Scottish Borders.

By extending the project to include the local community, both people who live with dementia and their carers will benefit from meeting other people in similar positions and be able to share experiences and support each other.

Jane Douglas from Queen's House, Kelso said, “We are delighted to be working with the Life Changes Trust on this new venture to create a ‘Place and Space’ to support people living with dementia, their carers and families. This project aims to improve motivation and well-being using models of support that will engage people affected by dementia, such as activities that improve confidence and build relationships. This is an exciting project and is much needed in our area.”  

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