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  • Graphic showing rows of coloured circles with a heart at the centre
    Graphic showing rows of coloured circles with a heart at the centre
    SSAFA: a case study of third sector support during Covid -19

    Posted on August 21, 2020

    SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, has a tremendous operation utilising caseworkers and volunteers to reach people at any stage of their military career and support them in crisis.

    Living with lockdown
  • Illustratio showing two figures waving at one another from a safe distance, separated by a tall flower.
    Illustratio showing two figures waving at one another from a safe distance, separated by a tall flower.
    Caring from a distance

    Posted on July 31, 2020

    Throughout lockdown OCN has maintained phone contact with two gentlemen whose wives have dementia. Both provided care at home until the time came where they had no choice but to place their partners into residential homes.

    Living with lockdown
  • Illustration of creative responses to COVID-19 lockdown on the balconies of a residential building
    Illustration of creative responses to COVID-19 lockdown on the balconies of a residential building
    When You Can’t Get Dressed Up and Go Out – The Importance of the Occasion and Neighbourhood During Lockdown

    Posted on July 24, 2020

    Thursday Evenings. 8pm. It starts as a murmuring clap. The silence is broken and as doors open and pots are banged, a neighbourhood in stasis, in paralysis, comes to life.

    Living with lockdown
  • Illustration with the words Better days are coming repeated several times on a red background
    Illustration with the words Better days are coming repeated several times on a red background
    Coping with Lockdown When Your Loved One is in a Care Setting

    Posted on July 17, 2020

    Many people have found themselves separated from their loved one who is living with dementia during lockdown and in some cases this has been due to them living in a residential care setting.

    Living with lockdown
  • Illustration depicting a house as a closed book
    Illustration depicting a house as a closed book
    When Covid Changed Everything: From Living at Home to Living in a Care Home

    Posted on July 10, 2020

    Carers up and down the country have faced some difficult decisions with the onset of coronavirus. Hard won efforts to support their loved ones at home have become far more challenging and in many cases unsustainable due to the dissipation of regular services.

    Living with lockdown
  • Illustration of two hands touching next to a white flower
    Illustration of two hands touching next to a white flower
    Making Lockdown Work for Dad

    Posted on July 3, 2020

    As it happens, the social isolation has drawn dad and me closer together, and he says that he doesn’t miss going out. We do our exercises, play lots of Scrabble and dominoes, tackle puzzles together and always have a jigsaw on the go.

    Living with lockdown
  • Illustration showing a series of closed doors with essential items left outside
    Illustration showing a series of closed doors with essential items left outside
    The Impact Overview

    Posted on June 22, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a whole series of additional challenges for those living with dementia and for those caring for them.

    Living with lockdown
  • Dial-an-artist leaflet
    Dial-an-artist leaflet
    Dial-an-artist

    Posted on April 20, 2020

    Our Connected Neighbourhoods and Artlink Central have taken up the challenge presented by the COVID-19 epidemic to rethink how we can bring the arts into the living rooms of Stirlingshire residents.

    Arts
  • Several people's hands joined together in the centre of a circle
    Several people's hands joined together in the centre of a circle
    COVID-19 Support

    Posted on March 19, 2020

    Here is how OCN will work to support you over the coming weeks.

    Project Updates
  • The Carers Café Report

    Posted on February 10, 2020

    Carers Project Updates
  • OCN response to HSCP Plan

    Posted on September 10, 2019

    OCN and project partners submitted a joint response to the Strategic Plan and Budget Consultation held by the Stirling and Clackmannanshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

    Project Updates
  • Our Connected Neighbourhoods participants at Kings Park in Stirling
    Our Connected Neighbourhoods participants at Kings Park in Stirling
    Kings Park – An OCN walking tour

    Posted on August 22, 2019

    Curious about what makes a park ‘dementia friendly’ several OCN participants took a trip to Kings Park to see what they thought.

    Environment