Our publications

Below  are our latest publications and media articles.

Publications:

Dinner To Your Door leaflet – DFC provides a hot meal service in Helmsdale, Loth and Brora on a Tuesday and Thursday, as well as offering frozen meals.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters leaflet – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters service provides short-term support to local people that is tailored to their individual needs.

Building a rural dementia friendly initiative: Learning from a dementia friendly community in the Scottish Highlands – Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, our rural dementia top tips details what we learned while creating our pioneering dementia friendly social enterprise.

Dementia and Sensory Challenges – DFC Director Agnes Houston instigated this publication after she realised many other people with dementia she’d met also experienced the little-known sensory challenges associated with dementia.

How people with dementia achieved their dream to roam safe and free in the remote, rural Scottish Highlands– a summary of our Freedom to Roam project, the GPS devices used, and the ethics around using this form of technology for people with dementia.

Articles:

Helmsdale Men’s Shed open for business – published in The Northern Times in March 2017

Community Christmas dinner in Helmsdale –  Covered in The Northern Times in December 2016

Mobility training comes to Sutherland – December 2016

Collie Bess finds new best friend at the Helmsdale Hub – published in The Northern Times in December 2016

Hot meals for all in Helmsdale – published in The Northern Times in September 2016

Dog Show – published in The Northern Times in July 2016

Putting men in sheds – published in The Northern Times in June 2016

Rural housing in the Scottish Highlands – published in The Northern Times in April 2016

What makes a community? – published in The Northern Times in March 2016

Small steps to fitness and good health – published in The Northern Times in January 2016

Let’s change our view on dementia and ageing – published in The Northern Times in December 2016