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

Our MAST 2018 programme is being launched with a cheese and wine evening on 8th February from 6pm at the Secret Garden Community Hub (in the grounds of Faithfull House).  All are welcome.  If possible please let Tina Balgobin know if you would like to join us or on 01242 500414

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.

‘To all the wonderful staff at Astell, thank you so much for the care you have given to mum over the years especially during her last few days. It was so comforting to know that she was in such caring hands’

Astell 2016