"Day centre is the highlight of my week"

About: Castleview Day Care

(as a service user),

Thursday is the highlight of my week. It’s a joy to put my jacket on and come over to Castleview day centre. I lost my wife last year and it’s left a big hole.

I like the company here, there’s always a laugh, there’s nothing serious about it. It keeps my spirits high, I love it.

I enjoy the meals, they are excellent. We play bowls and have a great laugh at each other when the ball goes off in the wrong direction; we have a great comradery.

Alan, one of the staff, is a great comedian and keeps us all amused.

My wife had dementia and went to another day centre. Sometimes her bus would drop her off at Castleview and the staff here would make a fuss of her.

It’s with a heavy step I go home, especially now it’s to an empty house.

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Response from Tony Fisher, Team Manager, North Ayrshire Council

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Dear cview,

Many thanks for taking the time to contact us with regards to your experience of the services provided by Castleview Day Centre.

I am very sorry to hear about the sad loss of your wife but I am encouraged to hear that you are enjoying the company at the day centre.

It sounds like you are having a very positive time when you are at the centre and I am pleased to read about the impact that the services are having on your day to day life.

I will pass on your kind comments to the staff at the centre and I am sure they will be delighted to hear that you are satisfied with the services that you receive.

Once again, thank you for getting in touch.

Best Wishes

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