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Our History

Picture this: 30 years ago, a visionary named Rosas Mitchell, along with the Central Regional Council (now known as Stirling Council), recognized the pressing need for local statutory support for People living with dementia (PLwD) and their unpaid carers.


Their idea was simple yet powerful— a safe haven where people living with dementia could gather, enjoy a cuppa, and engage in heartfelt conversations. This initiative also offered much-needed respite to unpaid carers, allowing them to connect with friends, run errands, or simply take a break for a few hours. And so, on the 16th September 1992, Town Break came to life, holding its first support group in Stirling.

Throughout our journey, we have made a difference in countless lives. Whether it's assisting families in creating cherished memories, providing support services that cater to unique needs, or fostering meaningful relationships, Town Break has been there every step of the way. We are your reliable helping hand, empowering you to make every moment count with the one you love.

Join us on this extraordinary mission, where compassion and understanding are the cornerstones of our organization. Discover the transformative power of Town Break and embark on a journey filled with hope, connection, and joy.

Our purpose, vision, and values underpin everything that we do at Town Break. They define us and set the tone for the way we work.

Our Mission

To inspire and enable people across Forth Valley to live well with dementia.

Our Purpose

To provide a highly personal and holistic approach that places the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people living with dementia and their unpaid carers at our heart. This means that we can achieve something special.

Our Vision

  • To draw on the knowledge, energy, and experiences of people living with dementia and their unpaid carers ensuring our service commitment and compassion continues to reflect and meet their individual needs.

  • To be creative, vibrant, and resourceful in our thinking.

  • To seamlessly collaborate with healthcare professionals and other partners to ensure an efficient and timely referral process.

  • To be proactive and responsive to an ever-changing dementia landscape.

Our Values

Our values are our heartBEAT. They are at the centre of who we are and run throughout everything we do. They inspire our thinking, guide our actions, and ensure we deliver the best for people living with dementia and their unpaid carers. We are:

  • Bold - we listen, challenge stigma, learn, and find better ways to make a difference.

  • Expert – we continuously develop our knowledge and skills.

  • Ambitious - we strive to be the very best in our field and positively influence those around us.

  • Together – we embrace diversity, work collaboratively and provide people with the care, consideration, and respect they deserve.

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