Bryntirion Residential Home in Tregaron offers one to one therapy weekly sessions for residents to improve their well-being and confidence. The sessions are funded by the Margaret & Alick Potter Trust which provides grants to support people living in Ceredigion who have a diagnosis of dementia as well as their families and carers.

Gwen Tyte is a resident at Bryntirion residential home and receives one to one art sessions to improve her well-being. She said “I never would have dreamt that I could paint like this. The sessions have really helped develop my confidence.”

The Trust can provide grants for a wide range of activities and equipment that support those living with dementia in Ceredigion like escorted day trips, transport costs to dementia day care facilities, games and activities for Ceredigion dementia care respite club and contributes to the running costs of the RAY Forget-Me-Knot dementia social club in Aberaeron.

Alun Williams is the Cabinet member with responsibility for Adult Services. He said, “I’m delighted that the work between Bryntirion Residential Care Home and the Trust has been going so well. As a Council we like to work in co-operation with all sorts of local organisations to provide the best possible services for our residents.”

If you have an idea for a project that could benefit people who have a diagnosis of dementia in Ceredigion, please contact the Margaret & Alick Potter Trust to talk about the possibility of grant funding by contacting Joan Miller on joan.miller4@virgin.net or 07794 674339.

14/06/2019