• DFC becomes a charity!

    We are delighted to announce that we have now become a charity, recognised by OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator!

  • Helmsdale’s 2nd Dog Show

    Twenty-seven hardy dogs and their owners gathered in a damp Helmsdale for our 2nd Helmsdale Dog Show at the Community Centre on Saturday. Local residents were joined by visitors from the West Coast and Invershin for 11 competition categories, ranging from Best Veteran to Best Biscuit Catcher and Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home.

  • Introducing Art & A Blether

    In May we began a series of six sessions of our new Art & A Blether project. A number of local budding artists signed up to join us for the course, which will see them try their hand at various art techniques.

  • The Helmsdale Well-being Hub

    The Helmsdale Hub runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Find out what’s on this month!

What we do

Our vision is for our communities in the Highlands to recognise and embrace the challenges a life with dementia presents to the families affected, enabling them to live life to its full potential.


Each month we host a range of varied and enjoyable community events at the Helmsdale Well-being Hub. We also hold one-off community activities and events throughout the year.

News from the team

If you’re looking for regular updates on our work then you can find it here alongside the lastest news, views and happenings from the perspective of the Dementia Friendly Communities staff.