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Our History.

Three decades ago, an inspired visionary named Rosas Mitchell, alongside the Central Regional Council (now Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Council), recognised the urgent need for local support for people affected by dementia and their unpaid caregivers.

Their vision was simple yet profoundly impactful - to create a safe sanctuary where individuals affected by dementia could come together, enjoy a cuppa, and engage in heartfelt conversations. This initiative also provided much-needed respite to unpaid caregivers, offering them the chance 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 Dementia Support was born, hosting its inaugural support group in Stirling.

Throughout our history, we've left an indelible mark on countless lives. Whether it's assisting families in crafting cherished memories, delivering support services tailored to specific needs, or fostering meaningful connections, Town Break Dementia Support has been a steadfast companion every step of the way. We stand as your dependable guiding hand, empowering you to embrace every moment with your loved ones.

Join us in this remarkable journey, where compassion and empathy form the bedrock of our charitable organisation. Experience the transformative impact of Town Break and embark on a path filled with hope, connection, and joy.

Our purpose, vision, and values underpin everything that we do at Town Break Dementia Support. 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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