Who we are

Ty-Golau is a group for people who have slight memory problems, Alzheimer's or dementia type illnesses.


Ty-Golau opened its doors in Llanelli in 2009 and in Kidwelly in 2011 with 1 service user. We are almost now at full capacity with 30 service users at Kidwelly plus 8 family / carers attending on a weekly basis. We run sessions in Llanelli where 29 are currently attending with 13 carers and we are receiving new referrals on a weekly basis.

Our Purpose
The Purpose of Ty-Golau is to work with people who have memory problems / dementia type illnesses. We offer a safe environment where they can engage in mentally stimulating activities which have been shown to slow down the ageing process.
Our Values
Ty-Golau offers support and respite to family members / carers as they can leave to person they care for within the group in the Knowledge that they are safe, well looked after and having a great time.

Activities

  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Reality Orientation
  • Themed Quizzes
  • Music and Movement
  • Sing-a-longs
  • Indoor Gardening
  • Simple Cookery
  • Life Story work
  • Exercise & Relaxation
  • And Much More....

Specialist Care

The sessions provide specialist care with interesting and stimulating activities for the service users. These are designed to enhance the skills required to perform everyday tasks.

Attendance

Numbers attending our sessions have increased so dramatically over the past few months. As from 6th Sept 2018, we started facilitating afternoon sessions (for a 3 month trial period initially) at Llanelli. A huge commitment but necessary if numbers continue to increase.

What it Costs

To generate income, we charge £5 per session. Family and carers just pay £1 for tea/coffee and cake. This small charge covers the cost of hiring the halls, resources needed for each session eg. FREE prize draw, stationary, IT resources and publicity etc.

Who we work with

Our Partners

The work of Ty-Golau is in line with the Welsh Assembly Government, the 'National Dementia Action Plan for Wales' and the 'National Service Framework for Older People'. Other partnerships include Alzheimer's Society, Age Cymru and Crossroads Care, Carers Information Service and social work teams. We are extremely grateful to Mr John Burns (Burns in the Community) for the provision of transport and staff to bring service users to our Kidwelly seeions. We welcome personal enquiries and receive direct referrals from Local Health Boards (LHB) and other partner organisations eg. Alzheimer's Society, Age Cymru, and Crossroads Care.