South Dorset Richard Drax MP visits Tricuro’s Southill Plus day service for people with dementia

By 9th September 2019Events, News

MP Richard Drax visited Tricuro’s Southill Plus to hear about the care and support offered to older people with dementia across the Weymouth and Portland area.  The service offers a variety of meaningful and stimulating activities which staff ensure are accessible to everyone, irrespective of their support needs.

Mel England, manager of Southill Plus talked to Mr Drax about the type of activities offered to people and the benefits of attending the service.   Mr Drax was keen to learn about Southill Plus and other services that Tricuro provide across the county.  He took the opportunity to thank the staff for their hard work and commitment, recognising the significant role the service plays in supporting families and individuals.  Mr Drax said he was impressed by the service and was encouraged to see the services that are available to the local community.    The service is funded through Dorset Council and also offers the opportunity for privately funded people to attend and benefit from the company of others, the option of a meal and to take part in a range of activities.

Alison Waller, Managing Director, spoke with Mr Drax about the significant challenges in delivering social care within the financial resources of its shareholders (Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council) and how Tricuro and services work in partnership with local voluntary and community services to share resources and enhance the services that are available to people across the county.

The photograph shows Mel England, Richard Drax MP and Alison Waller.