"You don't get to twiddle your fingers here"

About: Stronach Day Service

(as a service user),

I’m 85 and have a few health conditions.

Day care is great. The staff come and collect me from home. Without it I would be on my tod.

You don’t get to twiddle your fingers here, there is always something to do. We do a lot of crafts and quizzes. It would be good to do more exercise, get my legs moving or go for a walk as I don’t get out much.

Everyone is lovely, the staff can’t do enough. The staff understand what’s wrong with me and know how to support me. I wasn’t feeling well this morning but I wanted to still come as I thought it would make me feel better. Now I’ve had my lunch, I feel a bit better.

It’s a wonderful institution for older people who are stuck inside like myself. I really appreciate it.

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Response from Tony Fisher, Team Manager, North Ayrshire Council

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Dear brdck1

Many thanks for getting in touch with us with regards to your experiences of the new Stronach Day Service on the Isle of Arran.

It is, as you would imagine, very satisfying for us when we hear stories about the positive aspects of the service that we provide through the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

With regards to individual activity programmes, I would be grateful if you would let me know if you wish me to look into that in greater detail for you. Please contact me on 01294310222 and I will arrange for one of the island based staff to get in touch back and arrange to visit you.

Once again many thanks for getting in touch.

Best wishes

Anthony Fisher

Team Manager

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Response from Isobel McKenna, Team Manager, North Ayrshire Council

Hi brdck1,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. I'm glad you are enjoying your time at day services and that you are looked after while you are there.

Isobel McKenna

Registered Manager

Stronach Day Service

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