Summer Newsletter 2016


We have been working very hard over the past few months to promote SADSA to a wider audience and here are some key activities:-

Market Place Stall at University of the West of Scotland –

Liz Campbell, Day Centres Manager and Mary Mann, Board Member had a stall at this first major South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership information event held on 16th June.

Strictly Senior Publication –

Liz Campbell has been liaising with the Book & Bun in Ayr who are helping to organise a feature on SADSA in the upcoming November 2016 edition of Strictly Senior.

Book & Bun Information Stall –

Liz Campbell and our Board Member, Roberta Walker, will have a table at the Book & Bun in Newmarket Street, Ayr on Saturday 30th July from 2pm -3pm and will be on-hand to provide information and advice.

Kingcase Church –

We have been establishing links with Rev Ian Wiseman who attended our fundraising Tea Party at Auchenday to mark the end of Dementia Awareness Week.  Kingcase Church are kindly holding a fundraising music event for SADSA on Saturday 27th August in the Church Hall where Liz Campbell will have an information stall from 10am -12pm.  We would love to see you there!

Unity Enterprise –

Liz Campbell continues to attend meetings regularly with the South Ayrshire Carers Centre based in the Sandgate, Ayr.

Fundraising Country Music Concert –

A group of clients from both Centres accompanied Liz Campbell, Day Centres Manager and Lorna Lavery, Support Worker in attending a performance by “Vintage Blend”.  The concert was held at Newton Wallacetown Church Hall on 19th July and organised through Opportunities in Retirement.  The band has very kindly offered to play for our clients at both Centres completely free of charge and will be entertaining clients at Auchenday on Wednesday 20th July.  Thank you so much to Vintage Blend for their wonderful entertainment.

As always we mustn’t forget to thank our very own Mr Deans who continues to entertain clients at both Eglinton and Auchenday with his electronic keyboard.

Prestwick Promenade –

SADSA will have a stall at Prestwick Promenade on Saturday 13th August and would be delighted for you to pay us a visit.  All donations are welcome for our Tombola and Baking stall.

Regular Activities –

Barge trips continue, sometimes jointly, with our next trip planned for Sunday 31st July.  This is a special event as it will be the first time the trip has been held on a Sunday giving our weekend clients the opportunity to experience the barge trips.  Eglinton have had an enjoyable outing ‘down the shore’ for ice-creams.  Auchenday had a visit to the new Café 141 at Muirhead in Troon which was most enjoyable for all and very accessible.  Some of Auchenday clients went to Troon on 15th June to greet the annual Glasgow taxi outing for children.  More trips are planned on the Forth & Clyde Canal are planned for the Summer as well as picnics and fish and chips in Girvan and Largs.

Plus, we continue to have parties for all occasions, e.g. Birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day and more recently the Queen’s Birthday Celebration.  Any excuse for a party!

New Faces –

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Tina Haswell who has newly joined our Board of Directors.  Tina has a background in Social Work and will be a valuable addition to our team.  Welcome Tina!


In this newsletter we are kindly requesting some feedback using the enclosed form in order that we can continue to improve and provide the best possible service.  All comments will be gratefully received and forms can be handed in to either Centre.


We are pleased to be able to offer private placements in addition to local authority placements.  Days can be purchased on a regular or ad-hoc basis directly from SADSA and can be an ideal way to fit around family circumstances.  Please speak to Liz Campbell for further information.


Dr Maggie Ellis Dementia Gold training will take place on 29th July.  Staff have undertaken Adult Protection training provided by the NHS.  In line with Care Inspectorate requirements, all staff will require to complete Dementia Skilled Approved Practice training and senior staff have already embarked on this.  Liz Campbell continues to attend the Pilot Light Project which is geared towards early on-set dementia.


A Tea Party was held at Auchenday to mark the end of Dementia Awareness Week and was very well attended raising approximately £100.  A huge thank you to everyone at Howie Bowling Club who hosted an evening in our honour raising the grand sum of £600.  A big thanks also to the Ladies Fellowship of Ayr St. Columba Church who collected £500 for SADSA from their fundraising activity.  SADSA held a Sponsored Walk in May from the Horizon Car Park to Doonfoot which raised £420 and Mr Colvin raised £100 from a Country & Western night.  Thank you to everyone for their efforts!


Donations and fundraising efforts since our last newsletter in March total approximately £3,500!   We would like to give a huge thank you to each and every one of you who have donated as without this we would not be able to offer the service that we do.  A special mention to the Darroch Trust who donated £1,000 and a collective thank you to all of our carers and supporters who have so kindly donated.  We are sincerely grateful to all.


We have a Participation Strategy to involve Stakeholders, Carers and Users in the recruitment and development of our staff and services.  To this end, we would like to invite anyone within these groups the opportunity to participate in this process, whether this is in interviewing or suggesting how to improve and develop the services we provide.  Please contact us if you would like to be involved.


Book & Bun, Sandgate                                                     Saturday 30th July              2pm – 3pm

Prestwick Promenade                                                      Saturday 13th August       12pm – 5pm

Joint Carers Meeting, Eglinton Terrace                         Tuesday 16th August         2pm – 4pm

Kingcase Church Hall music fundraiser                        Saturday 27th August       10am – 12pm


If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer in Day Care please contact the Day Centres Manager in Prestwick or Ayr on 01292 283954


Information and support are always available and we welcome you to call in for advice during office hours on Ayr 283954 or Prestwick 474623


All donations are gratefully received

They enable us to provide the service that we do

Anyone wishing to make a donation please send to:-

2 Eglinton Terrace, Ayr, KA7 1JJ


2 Benmore, Auchenday, KA9 2LS