Inspirational is not a word automatically associated with dementia day care, but carers and professionals alike have used it to describe the thoughtful, person-centred and uplifting world of the Mill Street Club.

The club follows a trademark formula of small group activities, a relaxed informal atmosphere and high staff ratios allowing everyone to follow their own preferences.

Monica attends the club twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 3.45 pm. The club has been instrumental in helping to slow the progression of her condition and allow her to continue living a independent life at home.

When you are 90 years old you don't really need any more presents! We would welcome donations to the club to allow them to buy items that will add to the enjoyment of those who they support. We feel sure mum would agree.

Monica Windeatt