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 2019

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.

15th January 2019 6.15pm

Secret Garden Hub

VIP Framework – person centred care for those living with dementia

16th April 2019

Secret Garden Hub

Dementia Friends

31st July 2019

Summer BBQ
at Secret Garden Hub

Meaningful Activities

17th September 2019 6.15pm

Secret Garden Hub

Living Well

3rd December 2019 6.15pm

Secret Garden Hub

Social gathering

New in 2019 – Falls awareness

Following a series of roadshows in 2018 on falls awareness our Chartered Physiotherapist James and Physiotherapy Associate Lucy are expanding the information and support available to residents, families and friends on falls awareness.

They want to increase the awareness of falls prevention, help improve understanding of hazards especially for those whose cognitive ability is affected by dementia and give advice on practical ways to minimise risk.

The team will be attending the 2019 MAST meetings to offer expert advice and will be planning events during the year in the homes.

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