About Us

What we do at Ty-Golau

About Us

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 now have 35+ service users at Kidwelly attending on a weekly basis. We receive new referrals on a regular basis.

Our Purpose

Is to work with people with memory problems / dementia type illnesses and offer a safe environment where they can engage in mentally stimulating activities, which has ben shown to slow down the ageing process.

Support

Ty-Golau offers support and respite service users and their carers. Carers report that they enjoy the sessions as much as the person they care for.

Intervenion

We measure our success by the feedback and comments we receive from both service users, care homes and family members, who notice marked improvements in mood, motivation, engagement and social skills.

Referrals

We welcome personal enquires and receive direct referrals from Local Health Boards and other partnership organisations, eg: care homes and Alzheimer’s Society, Age Cymru and Crossroads.

Sessions Include

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….

Session Outline

Read what happens at a typical session in Ty-Golau.

Reminiscence

Remembering the past

Quizzes

Quizzes to stimulate the brain

Remembering

Important days and happenings

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 are increasing dramatically since starting back up again. We currently run morning sessions in Kidwelly.

What it Costs

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

Head Office

61 Morfa Maen, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA17 4UF

Call Us

+(44) 01554 890896

EMAIL US

info@tygolau.org.uk