Make every visit a good one with practical support when visiting anyone living in a care setting by joining our Friends & Family scheme.
Join our Family & Friends Group for just £10 to access a dedicated area on our website offering Things To Do, discounts on products on our Shop and a Forum for chatting to others in the same boat.
What you get:
Access to dedictated Friends & Family area on our website offering ideas and things to do.
Connect with other families
Online shop discounts
The Family & Friends Facebook group will connect you with others who share your interest in activity provision and meaningful engagement.
Visiting a relative or friend in a care setting is likely to be a new and different experience for you. We hope we can help to make your visits enjoyable for all concerned.
Our expertise lies in supporting you to know how to make visiting a loved one a great experience for you and them. Your relationship may change, hopefully for the better, particularly if you have all been coping with living with dementia for a while.
So, what might be different if you have been a carer? Well, you are now faced with some quality time together that is not overshadowed by routine care needs or activities of daily life. Some find it difficult at first as it is quite a challenge to just sit and talk for a couple of hours especially if communication is problematic. Our website for Family & Friends has lots of ideas and suggestions for Things To Do when you visit. If you are a friend or occasional family visitor you might need to be prepared to jog the memory of the person you are visiting. Taking along a photo or small piece of memorabilia that links to your relationship or past times spent together will get you talking and might get the visit off to a good start.