As the population ages, the number of people who are living with some form of dementia in our community is growing. An increasing demand within health and social care means that there is currently limited provision within East Renfrewshire to provide the necessary services that are required to meet the needs of individuals and their carers whose daily lives are affected by dementia.
It is against this background that Netherlee Church has established a lunch and activities club to support those affected by dementia in the local area.
The Netherlee Lunch Club meets every Monday between 12.30pm and 3pm in the church premises. A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided followed by board games, arts & crafts and reminiscence activities. After a cup of tea and some home baking the club will conclude with some musical entertainment. We offer a pick up and drop off transport service for anyone who requires it. There will be a charge of £4 for each session which will offset the cost of providing lunch and transport.
With over 25 volunteers to call upon we offer this service in a safe and caring environment that will support the needs of both those attending and their carer’s. While aiming to be as inclusive as possible, the club is aimed at those with a medical diagnoses of dementia who are living at home and remain independent with personal care, or are able to attend accompanied by a carer who is able to stay throughout the duration of the club.
If you, or someone you know are interested in learning more about the club, please contact our project co-ordinator Niall Illingworth by emailing him on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to provide you with more information.