Dementia Care gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Dementia Care, based in Newcastle, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Carol Brown, Head of Best Practice comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds that have been used towards the Virtual Dementia Tour, which is a journey into the mind of people with dementia, through experiencing sensory deprivation and impairment. This state of the art technology will help our staff to even more so understand the people they care for, enabling them to provide even better care. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Nick Zinonos, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Hexham, comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from across the business have held a variety of fundraising events to raise vital funds for The Screwfix Foundation, so it’s fantastic to see the money we have raised being invested back into such a worthwhile community project.”

The Screwfix Foundation, which launched in April 2013 donates much needed funding to help a variety of local projects throughout the UK, from repairing buildings and improving community facilities, to improving the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

It also works closely with two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities like Dementia Care.

Relevant projects from across Newcastle are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit