"Bramwell Day Centre"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a carer),

My husband attends Bramwell Day Centre. He was diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago. I find the activities are pitched at one level for all which my husband finds boring.

I would like to see more structured activities as my husband has a masters degree in analytical chemistry and needs more stimulation. He is in the younger age group for dementia.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy has been used and can be helpful but in my opinion it needs to be pitched for the individual and be person centered.

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Responses

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for your posting. We appreciate your feedback

I have passed your comments on to the community services manager who will reply to the posting in more detail soon.

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust We are preparing to make a change

Thank you for your comments on the service provided at Bramwell Day-centre.

Bramwell day-centre is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust staff team provides structured group activities such as ‘Cognitive Stimulation Therapy’ as well as providing individual assessment of clients.

They also support the Nottinghamshire County Council Social care staff in planning, organising and delivering therapeutic activities for clients.

We encourage individualised planning of care including activities; these should take into account peoples life-histories, previous and current hobbies and interests, and their preserved strengths and abilities.

I would be happy to meet with your husband and his key-worker to discuss his care-plan and develop further a plan of meaningful activities for him to participate in whilst at the day-centre.

Richard Boot

Manager

Bramwell Day-centre (NHS assessment places)

Telephone (0115) 9076063