Imagine this: Three decades ago, a visionary by the name of Rosas Mitchell, in partnership with the Central Regional Council (now Stirling Council), recognised an urgent need for local support for People living with dementia (PLwD) and their unpaid caregivers.
Their concept was straightforward yet profoundly impactful - the creation of a safe sanctuary where individuals living with dementia could come together, enjoy a cuppa, and participate in heartfelt conversations. This initiative also provided much-needed respite to unpaid carers, affording them the opportunity to connect with friends, run errands, or simply take a break for a few hours. And so, on the 16th of September 1992, Town Break was born, hosting its inaugural support group in Stirling.
Throughout our history, we have made a lasting impact on countless lives. Whether it's aiding families in crafting cherished memories, delivering support services tailored to specific requirements, or nurturing meaningful connections, Town Break has stood by your side every step of the way. We are your dependable guiding hand, enabling you to cherish every moment with your loved one.
Come, be a part of this extraordinary mission, where compassion and empathy serve as the foundation of our charitable organisation. Explore the influence of Town Break and embark on a journey brimming with optimism, connection, and happiness.
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.
To inspire and enable people across Forth Valley to live well with dementia.
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.
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 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.
Provided assistance to more than 5000+ families affected by dementia.
Our activities have been supported by a dedicated team of over 1000 volunteers.
Grants and trusts have contributed funds exceeding £2.5 million pounds of support.
Our dedicated team has consisted of over 100 staff and board of trustee members.