Dee View Court provides specialist care to support people with neurological conditions to optimise their health and wellbeing, maximise their independence, and support their social and emotional needs.
There is a huge range of support on offer, including long-term residential care, rehabilitative services to help people to improve or regain their abilities, and day services to enable people to remain independent at home.
Our expert teams provide ongoing care for people with both complex neurological conditions and support people through rehabilitation and end of life care.
We work with each individual to ensure that care is tailored to their specific needs. Activities are specifically designed to reflect and encourage people’s interests and skills, and we will do whatever we can to enable people to live a full and satisfying life; whether it’s an outing to the shops or someone to read to them, we do all we can to make it happen.
Access to specialist and appropriate therapy is essential for people with neurological conditions
Our teams of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists are a vital part of the personalised care we provide.
Supporting people to maintain or build strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things depending on their own goals and ambitions.
Our supported living services enable people to live as independently as possible in a home that has been purpose-built or specifically adapted to their needs with a team of professional carers on hand.
Each person holds their own tenancy and has full control over the type and level of care they receive from us, from 24/7 support to less intensive care.
As well as providing a comfortable place to live and socialise with other residents, there is plenty of entertaining space for when friends and family come to visit.
Our 5Rs programme is a free ten-week course providing information and support for adults with multiple sclerosis and recovering from stroke in the local Aberdeen community.
Over ten weeks, a group of ten people can benefit from a person-centred programme that is designed to give them practical help and assistance and meet their specific needs.
Each week different activities are offered based around five basic principles: relax, rebuild, re-energise, reintegrate and regenerate. The programme is run by a trained facilitator and two assistants.
What we offer
Each week, different activities are offered based around five basic principles:
Relax – We offer therapies and the opportunity to socialise with other people living with your condition in a small, informal group.
Rebuild – The programme is structured to help you build your confidence and discover new skills and abilities.
Re-energise – Our range of activities and therapies aim to boost your energy levels and motivation.
Reintegrate – Attending the 5Rs gives you the chance to make new friends and raise the group's awareness of opportunities to become more involved in the community, work and leisure.
Regenerate – The course is not just about physical needs; we also aim to help you feel emotionally and spiritually renewed.
Benefits of the 5Rs
- Peer support and learning: share information, concerns, positive experiences and ways of managing your neurological condition. Try out a range of therapies or new activities.
- Meet new people in a friendly, informal and supportive setting.
- Access professional staff for information, care and support.
- Access information about a range of other services that are available.
Examples of the therapies we offer are: reflexology, aromatherapy, art and music therapies, gentle exercise and yoga.
Get more information about 5Rs
The programme runs on Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm over a period of 10 weeks at Sue Ryder Dee View Court.
If you would like to join the next course or have further questions, please get in touch by email 5Rs.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 245 920 to ask for the 5Rs facilitator.
Dee View Court operates a free Self-Management Service for people with neurological conditions who live in their own homes in the city of Aberdeen.
The service is led by a clinical nurse specialist and a team of support workers.
We understand that self-management means people are better informed about their condition, better prepared for everyday challenges and better supported when they need to be.
Support for you
The service has been designed to offer support within your home, over the phone and in the community, depending on what you wish to achieve.
We offer short-term support including practical tools, techniques and information to help you take a proactive role in managing your own health and wellbeing.
- support to better understand your condition
- companionship, conversation and emotional support
- support to maintain your hobbies and interests or to try new activities
- help to reconnect with friends and your community or to build new relationships
- information on other useful services
- support if you have been in hospital.
Support for your carer
To fully support you, we know your carers need to be supported as well. That’s why the service also provides opportunities for carers to take a break and receive emotional support.
What service users say
Carol had a stroke in 2016 and had lost her confidence to go outdoors. After support, Carol said:
“I have my sense of worth back and my level of confidence has zoomed up. Sue Ryder coming into my life has been the very best.”
Maggie suffered three strokes and her confidence was shattered. Having always been a ‘people person’ she started avoiding contact with friends and family, and was socially isolated at home. Following support, Maggie’s outlook has improved dramatically:
“I look forward to going to the games night and I am so much more like myself.”
Joan has had MS for over 20 years, and was only getting out of the house to attend medical appointments. Her mood was low, she didn’t enjoy food anymore and didn’t feel confident in herself. Since receiving support Joan now goes shopping for herself and her appetite and mood have both improved considerably! Joan says:
“I feel free now and I look forward to eating again."
Who provides this service?
This free service is supported by the Transforming Self-Management in Scotland Fund, which is provided by the Scottish Government and administered by Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland.
Get more information about our Self-Management Service
Referrals can be made by anyone including yourself, relatives, carers, doctors or other caring professionals.
If you’d like more information or think you’d like to access this service, please get in touch by email email@example.com or call 01224 896 339.
Tanya Robertson works at Dee View Court as a Care Assistant
"Working here is not ‘just another care job’; it’s so much more than that. I just love how the care is delivered here: it is so person centred. Watching the other Sue Ryder Nurses at work has encouraged me to want to go as far as possible with my training."
Our Sue Ryder Nurses
Our nurses are privileged to care for people at the most difficult time of their lives.