Staff of a pioneering dementia care service in Fife have celebrated the festive season with delicious Christmas lunches for those who use their service.
Fife Flexicare, an initiative service run by leading care and housing providers, Bield, works specifically with people living with dementia, offering them as little or as much support as they may require.
The team at Fife arranged Christmas lunches at various local restaurants and used funds raised from a 20 mile charity walk of a stretch of the Fife Coastal Path to contribute to the events.
A total of 38 people, made up of staff and those who use the service from Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline areas visited Dunfermline’s Sweet Chestnut restaurant.
A frequent haunt for many of those who use the Fife Flexicare service, the restaurant was chosen at their request and offered a special carvery dinner for the occasion.
Meanwhile, 20 people from the Glenrothes area dined at the Tipsy Nipper restaurant at Fife Airport, which was also chosen at the request of those attending the lunch.
Jacqui Hardie, Manager of the Fife Flexicare service, said: “We try to do as many different social events as we possibly can throughout the year and with Christmas coming up, a Christmas lunch at a much loved local seemed like the best idea.
“Not only do those who use our service enjoy time out of their homes, but events are also incredibly important because they encourage those who attend to socialise with others in the same situation.
“Our Flexicare service very often works with those who are facing social isolation and so it is vital for us to plan these kinds of events so that those who attend can make friends and have something to look forward to.”