Project information

Daybreak Dementia Day Clubs

Daybreak believe that with the best care and support people can live well with dementia. Our aims are to help maintain skills and abilities, to provide enjoyment and companionship, and to allow family carers a break from their care-giving responsibilities.


Charity information: Daybreak Oxford

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  • Need


    The issues this project will help to address
    1. The isolation and loneliness experienced by a person with dementia.
    2. The isolation, loneliness and ability to cope experience by a person caring for someone with dementia.
    3. The decline of mental, physical and emotional capacities of a person with dementia.
    4. The need for a person to go into permanent residential care.


    Daybreak Clubs provide the following:
    1. Friendship and enjoyment for a person with dementia to help end loneliness.
    2. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy sessions to help maintain skills and abilities of a person with dementia.
    3. A break for the family carer to help improve their quality of life.
    4. Support and advice for a carer to enable them to cope better, thus preventing or delaying residential care.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Maintain the social, mental and emotional abilities of a person with dementia attending the club.


    » Run more sessions of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy e.g. Signing for the Brain therapy

    What success will look like

    Our club members and their carers are interviewed to evaluate their enjoyment of the Therapy Sessions and the difference it has to their quality of life.

  • Impact


    Daybreak are sharing their model of delivering daily sessions of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy at the clubs with other health care professionals including the training of students. Daybreak will host an information day for employees of care homes and care agencies.
    Daybreak carry out evaluations of the success of the clubs and the therapy sessions.


    There are no risks connected to this project.


    We will report to donors to this project via a quarterly newsletter reporting on ongoing and forthcoming activities as well as updating our website on a regular basis to include up to date information on our fundraising progress.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Cognitive Stimulation Therapy employ therapist to carry out CST sessions
  • Background


    Daybreak Dementia Clubs are located in the following areas:
    Greater Leys, Oxford
    Kidlington, Oxfordshire
    Oxford City

    Many of our members come from Blackbird Leys and surrounding wards which are Lower Super Output Areas in the lowest 20% nationwide in the Index of Multiple Deprivation. Rates of poverty and deprivation are higher than average with 21% of pensioners living below the poverty line.


    A person who has dementia
    A person who is caring for someone with dementia

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Daybreak are recognised by other organisations and professionals as being best placed to provide this service, winning the AGE UK Dignity in Care award (October 2017), “They always see the person as an individual with their own unique abilities, interests, preferences and need and always approach their clients with dignity, respect, sensitivity and kindness. It is a beacon of light for older people and their carers in the darkness that dementia can bring.”

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Andy Buckland

    Andy is the Director of Daybreak and is also a qualified dementia nurse. His Knowledge, passion and dedication are key to delivering our aims.