The 2016 Scottish Health and Social Care Facilities Conference was held on the 3rd and 4th November at Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire
The annual Scottish Health and Social Care Facilities Conference is the biggest event of its kind in Scotland attracting over 30 noteworthy speakers from all corners of the industry to share their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of Soft and Hard FM topics.
The conference exhibition brings together more than 40 industry leaders to share innovate new products and technologies with 400+ delegates across the two days of the conference.
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended the conference. Your support and engagement has helped us to improve upon previous years and create our most successful event to date.
Donation for Dementia Dog project
We were over the moon to be selected as the beneficiary charity at this year’s Health Facilities Scotland conference in Crieff. Dementia Dog is a research project, created through a collaboration between Alzheimer Scotland and Dogs for Good. The project brings together both charity’s specialist expertise to explore how specially trained dogs can help people live well with dementia in their own home for longer.
Trialling a new approach in dementia care, the project trains and places assistance dogs in the home of someone diagnosed with dementia and their full time carer. On the night an incredible £5,367 was raised towards the project – thank you! This amazing support will cover the costs of advance training for the next two dogs in the program, who we hope to match and place with families by June.
Each dog’s training is tailored to meet the specific needs of their recipient family. The project so far has seen incredible benefits for both the person with dementia and their carer, with the dog helping reinforce a routine at home, reducing social isolation by being a connector in the community as well as providing 24/7 emotional support both at home and when out and about. Alongside this we plan to develop a community program to explore how trained dogs can provide dementia support in community environments such as care homes, hospital wards and goal-oriented intervention visits to homes of people living with dementia but who are unable to have a dog full-time.
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so generously! If you would like further information about the project please click here: www.dementiadog.org