Orchard Centre provides flexible support

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

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

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