Seagrove reflects life as it comes along, just like us all, there have been some real highs and some lows too. As the lows are part and parcel of life, let me concentrate on the best of the highs:
- We have had new members, staff and volunteers come along. All of whom enrich the service. (Our youngest volunteer has just received his Saltire award for completed 200 hours here, well done him).
- The new 5 year plan is up and running, as is our new website.
- We have received several gifts of money in memory of people we have supported here; all of these amounts have been used to benefit the current members here. Some donations too from generous people who have other connections to the centre
- Two different groups of secondary school children “won” their school debating competitions and we were the recipients. They are all fine ambassadors for their schools and for the youth of today – well done to you all.
- In January we started to be involved with Fairshare and along with our volunteer chef we now cook all the meals fresh in-house. We are also now a registered food business.
- We have some fabulous outings and entertainers – special thanks to the Belmond Group for some of these.
- Seagrove got an article in the Winter- Spring edition of the Living Memory Associations THELMA magazine.
- We have received help from several different groups of corporate volunteers with gardening, decorating, and our sports day –great work guys.
- We celebrated our 6th Anniversary in Fleming Place. (Yes six years really!)
- The Care Inspectorate granted our request to start taking in an extra four people per day. This will allow us to start up our Early-Onset service before the conservatory is built.
- Feedback from the annual questionnaires has been very good, thank you one and all for this. A few figures for you: 96% of the members agreed they are always treated with dignity and respect here. And we achieved 4.7 out of 5 (94% satisfaction) on our overall service provision to members on feedback from both carers and members.
- We got a new Patron – Alan Edwards from Forth 2 radio who replied to my plea for a “kindred spirit”.