Memory Awareness Support Team (MAST)

MAST was set up to create a centre of excellence with the aim of reaching out into the community to provide up to date information and advice on all forms of memory loss.

We help family members, staff, and organisations to have a better understanding of each type of diagnosis, associated behaviours and also how to approach and relate to individuals to maintain the best possible level of care, communication and quality of life.

MAST Meetings

MAST meetings help family and friends build on their knowledge and understanding of dementia, develop new skills and access practical help. The sessions are held across a number of our homes and are open for anyone to attend, free of charge. Each meeting starts with a presentation followed by a question and answer session, with plenty of time for discussion and sharing of experiences over coffee and cake.

For more information on any aspect of our MAST team.

Suzanne Booker
Director of Care

The programme for 2018

All our welcome at our forthcoming MAST meetings.  If possible please let Tina Balgobin know if you would like to join us or on 01242 500414.

10th May 2018


Secret Garden Community Hub

25th July 2018


Secret Garden Community Hub

The Mast team have also run sessions with village community groups, retired health workers and school sixth form pupils to increase knowledge and understanding of dementia in our communities.

‘Our residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their home’