Sue Ryder Dee View Court awarded funding from The Big Lottery

Sue Ryder Dee View Court is delighted to have received a grant from Awards for All Scotland as National Lottery Funding of £9,980 to further improve the facilities for neurological rehabilitation at its purpose-built specialist centre in Aberdeen. This invaluable funding will be used to install a new purpose built rehabilitation kitchen at Dee View Court which will enhance and improve the independence and quality of life for service users.

Recognising the vital and life-changing impact of high-quality neurological rehabilitation

This funding acknowledges the vital and life-changing impact of high-quality neurological rehabilitation and re-ablement treatments which Sue Ryder Dee View Court provides for its 22 residents who have a range of life-limiting and complex conditions, including motor neurone  disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and acquired brain injury. The service provides a homely and safe environment which offers a holistic and seamless approach with expertise from a multidisciplinary team to provide residents with the continuing health and social care needed to enable them to live life as fully and independently as possible.

Callum McCaig, MP for Aberdeen South and Kirsty Blackman, MP for Aberdeen North, tabled an Early Day Motion, saying: “We are delighted funding has been awarded to Dee View Court as it expresses our gratitude for the hard work and dedication of staff who work tirelessly to help improve the quality of life for vulnerable people in our community. We wish the staff and patients at Dee View Court well as they continue to bring pride and respect to the city of Aberdeen.”

Mr MCaig, added: “It’s fantastic news that this grant is going to such a well deserving cause in Aberdeen. Ensuring staff and patients have the best facilities to work with can ensure the continued life changing care and treatment for so many people in the city and beyond.

“Aberdeen is proud to have Dee View Court providing brilliant neurological rehabilitation for so many people who need this vital service. I am grateful that the impact of this centre has been recognised and rewarded in a way that will benefit so many people for years to come.”

Access to the person-centred and specialised care deserved

Pamela Mackenzie, Assistant Director for Health and Social Care Scotland, concluded: “Our vision for neurological care is to be able to offer everyone who has a neurological condition access to the person-centred and specialised care that they need and deserve. With this funding, we can make improvements which will directly enhance and improve the independence and quality of life for our service users. We cannot thank Awards for All Scotland and our local politicians enough for supporting Dee View Court and helping us to get one step closer to achieving our vision.” 

Sue Ryder has received funding as part of the £1 million which has been granted by Awards for All Scotland this year to help communities across Scotland set up and develop projects which bring communities together to enjoy a range of activities. It is a partnership by sportscotland and Big Lottery Fund. The programme gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects that bring communities together to enjoy a range of activities.

For more information about Sue Ryder Dee View Court please visit www.sueryder.org/deeviewcourt or contact Valerie Maxwell, Care Centre Director, by emailing Valerie.maxwell@sueryder.org

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