Our purpose is to provide a day care service which has high aspirations for what can be achieved for people who have either a diagnosis of dementia or a related condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. We also cater for those who have no formal diagnosis but are experiencing issues with their memory.
Via the small and intimate group sizes, we aim to give people the time and space to feel at ease, to flourish and to form friendships. No client is subsumed by a large group and confidence is gently nurtured.
It is our mission to respect and encourage peoples’ capacities for knowledge, wisdom and enjoyment. Our purpose involves a commitment to treating individuals with dignity.
We understand that to provide a service which supports people to live well with dementia, in the moment and beyond, needs staff who can work well with dementia too. Our hosts will be coached in The Filo way of working in order that they can really tend to individuals’ characters, characteristics, preferences, temperaments, capacities and incapacities.
Part of living or working well with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease includes engaging with families, friends or other interested parties. Our hosts are an anchor point during what can be an unsettled period in peoples’ lives. The building of the relationships between host, client and family members adds a welcome element of continuity strengthening stability at this time.
The Filo Project believes that the way to achieve the best ‘results’ i.e. enhanced wellbeing, is through a commitment to working with the essence of what it is to be a human. No bells, no whistles, no gimmicks and no ‘tick-box’ entertainment, but a focus on; vitality, living, friendship, laughing, and working in a time and space which encourages all of these.