Below are our latest publications and media articles.
Dinner To Your Door leaflet – DFC provides a hot meal service in Helmsdale, Loth and Portgower on a Monday and Wednesday, and to Brora and Golspie on a Tuesday and Thursday, as well as offering frozen meals.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters leaflet – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters service provides short-term support to local people that is tailored to their individual needs.
Building a rural dementia friendly initiative: Learning from a dementia friendly community in the Scottish Highlands – Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, our rural dementia top tips details what we learned while creating our pioneering dementia friendly social enterprise.
Dementia and Sensory Challenges – DFC Director Agnes Houston instigated this publication after she realised many other people with dementia she’d met also experienced the little-known sensory challenges associated with dementia.
How people with dementia achieved their dream to roam safe and free in the remote, rural Scottish Highlands– a summary of our Freedom to Roam project, the GPS devices used, and the ethics around using this form of technology for people with dementia.
Articles and blog posts:
Art classes highlight local talent – published in The Northern Times, August 2018
Rural communities that support support people with dementia – Blog post by Ann Pascoe, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust blog, July 2018
Skye is best in show in Helmsdale – published in The Northern Times in July 2018
Reflecting on 1 year of Dinner To Your Door – published in The Northern Times in August 2017
Helmsdale Dog Show 2017 – published in The Northern Times in July 2017
Helmsdale Men’s Shed open for business – published in The Northern Times in March 2017
Community Christmas dinner in Helmsdale – Covered in The Northern Times in December 2016
Mobility training comes to Sutherland – December 2016
Collie Bess finds new best friend at the Helmsdale Hub – published in The Northern Times in December 2016
Hot meals for all in Helmsdale – published in The Northern Times in September 2016
Dog Show – published in The Northern Times in July 2016
Rural housing in the Scottish Highlands – published in The Northern Times in April 2016
What makes a community? – published in The Northern Times in March 2016
Small steps to fitness and good health – published in The Northern Times in January 2016
Let’s change our view on dementia and ageing – published in The Northern Times in December 2016