Me2U founder Rosie Whittington with team members Emma, Kelly and Joe.
The renovation costs for the building have been estimated at £500k. The Me2U team now needs to raise £300k, in funds and through in-kind services to put a bid forward to Knowsley Council to secure the project.
The new Me2u centre will provide a flexible day support service that enhances individuals’ quality of life and well-being while optimising the cognitive and physical abilities of older adults with dementia and helping them to remain as independent as possible in their own homes.
It will be a space to give local residents the specialist care they need while respecting their rights, strengths and values. It will promote participation from all aspects of community life by facilitating visits from young people, hosting social events, and spreading awareness of dementia, its causes, prevention, and its challenges.
There will be an onsite hairdresser, a cinema room, private consultation rooms for health visitors, a wet room and a light therapy room. They will also offer a wide range of activities, including gardening and flower arranging, art and craft, board games and singalongs.
Carers will be able to take advantage of holistic therapy sessions and carer support groups, as well as receive expert advice on dementia care and diagnoses.
In addition, as a CQC-registered facility, they will be able to provide domiciliary care to those above and below 65 years.
What is dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term for various progressive conditions affecting the brain. Each type of dementia stops a person’s brain cells from working correctly in specific areas, affecting their ability to remember, think and speak. Doctors typically use the word ‘dementia’ to describe common symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding, that worsen over time.
Dementia can affect a person at any age, but it’s more common in people over 65.
There are over 200 subtypes of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia. 40% of people with dementia have one or two other health conditions and 48% have three or more. This means that caring for people with dementia often requires specialist care.
Donate to our campaign
Visit our Crowdfunder page to donate any amount or why not use your donation to gift a dedication.
Dedicate a brick and become a part of our new building. Includes a custom message with up to 16 characters.
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Dedicate a Room
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