The event for families and friends of the Trust marked the latest development by Parkhaven Trust, a charity that specialises in providing excellence in care and proud to be recognised as a leader in dementia care. The Beeches is a residential and nursing care service for people living with dementia and has been designed using guidance by the University of Stirling Dementia Design Centre.

Parkhaven Trust believes that to provide the best possible care to people living with dementia it needed to invest in the latest technology. To this end, electronic care planning, acoustic monitoring and circadian lighting have been installed, providing a safe environment for service users and enabling staff to spend more time with the people they care for.

In welcoming Duncan Ferguson to the event Kim Crowe, Chief Executive of Parkhaven Trust mentioned the links between Everton Football Club and Parkhaven Trust. Both organisations were established in the 1880’s, hold strong values that guide their work and support people living with dementia.

Everton Assistant Manager Duncan Ferguson attended the official opening, where he was given a tour and met families and friends of The Trust.

Duncan said: “It was a pleasure to visit the Beeches, to meet families, and see the new facilities. I was also surprised by how technology is integrated into the design – it was great to see how technology can make a real difference to the lives of people with dementia and their families.”