Better facilities for early dementia sufferers opened by MP

Picture: The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP is joined by (left to right) PROP member Dennis Jubb MBE, RDaSH Chief Executive Christine Boswell, PROP member Joan Morton and RDaSH Chairman, Madeleine Keyworth.
Picture: The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP is joined by (left to right) PROP member Dennis Jubb MBE, RDaSH Chief Executive Christine Boswell, PROP member Joan Morton and RDaSH Chairman, Madeleine Keyworth.
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NEW premises for Doncaster’s young-onset dementia service have been opened officially by Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton.

The building at St Catherine’s, Balby, will be used three days a week by NHS Doncaster for day care, to give relatives much-needed respite.

Support group PROP - People Relying on People - was instrumental in securing use of the new premises for dementia sufferers. PROP is a voluntary group which aims to support people with dementia who develop the illness before the age of 65 and their families.

It provides assessment, counselling and ongoing support, an advice service for employers, and day activities.

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Trust has redeveloped one of its bungalows to give the group a new meeting place with more space and a large safe garden.

Rosie said: “I am sure this will make a huge difference to the people who use their services.”