Orchard Centre provides flexible support
JULIA BURTON-JONES, independent consultant to Care UK on service user involvement, reports on a specialist respite centre for people with dementia.
Louise Denniston, team leader at the Orchard Centre, speaks enthusiastically about this new short-stay service for people with dementia.
“We want to be seen by our clients as friends,” says Louise.
“We call the Orchard Centre ‘The Club’ and it has a relaxed atmosphere. We start with the individual, finding out as much as possible about them so we can talk to th