Day service is officially opened to help people with dementia

Coun Grant Davey performed the opening ceremony of Essendene Day Service.
Coun Grant Davey performed the opening ceremony of Essendene Day Service.
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A day service for people with dementia has been officially opened in Blyth.

Coun Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, performed the opening ceremony of Essendene Day Service which has moved into the previous day centre space connected to Tynedale House.

Tynedale House is a residential and respite service which is better suited to support the dementia day service than the previous site at Foundry House, Bedlington.

The building has been refurbished to a high standard.

Coun Davey, along with Councillor Susan Davey and the cabinet member for adult care and public health Councillor Susan Dungworth, had a tour of the facility and met service users and staff.

Coun Dungworth said: “This is a wonderful facility which provides people with dementia and their families a great level of support.

“Moving to Tynedale House gives us the opportunity to share resources, vehicles and staff and also provide an on-site catering service, which was something that wasn’t available at Foundry House.

“You can tell from speaking to service users and staff that everyone has settled in and is enjoying the new facilities.”