01 Apr 2019

The Kershaw Day Support Centre in Newton Le Willows has been awarded the prestigious Butterfly Model Accreditation by Dementia Care Matters—the only day support centre in the country to receive the accolade.

The Kershaw Day Support Centre in Newton Le Willows has been awarded the prestigious Butterfly Model Accreditation by Dementia Care Matters—the only day support centre in the country to receive the accolade.
 
The centre provides day care for vulnerable people in the borough, many of whom have a diagnosis of dementia, and was praised in its accreditation for delivering “highly skilled, loving care with a high degree of good person-centred care".  The service the centre provides enables people to remain within their own homes and communities, whilst also providing respite for their carers

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens along with councillor Marlene Quinn, the Helens Council executive member for adult social care, and senior managers from adult social care attended a presentation at the centre to thank all the staff, volunteers and students along with centre manager Andrew Waugh, for playing their part in steering the person centred project from day one and achieving the accreditation.

Andrew thanked everyone who has worked with him over the past two years to make such progress and enable the centre to gain the accreditation:

 “Being considered for the Butterfly Model Accreditation is a great honour and a privilege and I’d like to thank the amazing, dedicated, passionate and caring staff who have all played an important role in this.  Both they and our volunteers, students, carers and donors are a valuable asset to the people we care for and support at Kershaw Centre.

“What we've accomplished together has made a difference to those people living with dementia and other age-related illnesses and we plan to
continue this journey with as much dedication as ever.”