Town Break is a registered charity which operates from Stirling and covers the mainly rural area of Stirlingshire. It provides bespoke support to people living with dementia, particularly providing early intervention after diagnosis of dementia. It aims to reduce the isolation and loneliness of individuals and to increase their health and wellbeing. A range of services are offered, including friendship groups, day clubs, a befriending service, an intergenerational befriending project, therapy groups, and a self-management group. Around 300 people are supported per annum.
The Allen Lane Foundation is contributing £10,000 to the core costs of running Town Break. The grant was made at the October 2018 meeting of Trustees. Outcomes from the funding are that people supported by the charity will be less lonely and socially isolated, and that their carers will feel better supported and less anxious in their caring role.