News and Updates

  • Sensory Equipment for our Dementia Unit

    The residents living in our Dementia Unit spend a lot of time looking up. We would like to provide a relaxing yet stimulating visual effect as they are looking at the ceiling. We have looked into this and found that sensory equipment has been shown to help with:

    • Relaxation and mood improvement
    • Increases self-esteem and wellbeing
    • Positive feelings and improved mood
    • Increased levels of concentration and ability to focus
    • Improvement in cognitive symptoms
    • Increased concentration and alertness
    • More interactions with friends and family

    We are hoping to provide a projector and other visual equipment to create a more interesting and welcoming environment for our residents. We can’t do this by ourselves. You can help us by donating to our Sensory Equipment for the Dementia Unit – JustGiving campaign.

  • Upcoming Activities

    We have a few upcoming events which may be of interest:

    Wednesday 21st September

    We have a fashion show fundraiser which will be held in the Sandhills Day Centre from 6:30 – 10pm. Refreshments and a raffle are available.

    Tickets are £10, including cheese and wine.

    Saturday 15th October

    We are holding an Autumn Fair from 2pm to 4pm at the Sandhills Day Centre

    Saturday December 10th

    We have a Christmas Market with stalls full of gift ideas for your loved ones.

    For further details on all of these please contact Ruth on 0151 632 4440 or email

  • Thank you for the Memories Campaign

    Our “Thanks for the Memories” campaign is our ambitious plan to push the boundaries of dementia care. All the funds raised will go towards the creation of a reminiscence village.

    Any one of us could be or are being touched by dementia in our lives. At Hoylake Cottage Dementia Day Service we started with a vision to be a lifeline for people living with dementia, their families and carers, a place where people could feel safe and an offer of a little respite for carers. More importantly we want to be a part of the circle of support for people living with dementia stay at home with their loved ones, doing their familiar routines in a familiar place with familiar people for as long as they can, slowing down that moment when they need to go into long term care.

    The purpose of the reminiscence village is to offer reminiscence therapies to help people living with dementia connect and remember times gone by.

    With our recent National Lottery and Santander grant, we are about to start our exciting journey, as we move to phase one. Working with a Manchester based film set designer company and seeking expert advice from older people and dementia professionals, we will be transforming our foyer area into a 1960,s street complete with a corner shop front and terraced house fronts.

    The monies we raise from the forthcoming Caldy Open Gardens event, and the recent Castle Singers concert, will help us to move to our next phase of developing the village with a bank, tea shop and a 1970s themed social club function room

    For the local community we will offer volunteering opportunities, employment opportunities, and a safe place for people to pop in for a brew, a chat, and advice if they are experiencing dementia for the first time.

    We are very grateful for peoples kindness in helping us raise funds to make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia.

    If you would like to be a part of our campaign, or would like further information, please contact me on 0151 632 3381 or email me

    Gill Beesley

    General Manager

  • Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

    Here at Hoylake Cottage we are committed to the charter and have got involved in Nutrition and Hydration Week. We will be highlighting and promoting nutrition and hydration throughout the week.

    We have an exciting week ahead planned for residents, visitors and staff

    Monday is Big Breakfast with blueberry pancakes, Greek yogurt with honey.

    Tuesday is Snacky Tuesday with chocolate croissants and maple and pecan cake.

    Wednesday Global Afternoon Tea with assorted slices, clotted cream scones and cupcakes.

    Thursday is Thirsty Thursday with lots of cold drinks to try

    Friday is Fruity Friday with melon filled with lots of fresh fruit

    Saturday is Smoothies Saturday …clue is in the name !!!

    Sunday is Sundae Sunday with banana split and peach melba

  • Hoylake Cottage Fundraising – Carson hits the local papers!

    Cason has hit the local papers with his sponsored head shave for his Grampops, finally he will be getting all his lovely long hair shaved off in 3 weeks, after 12 months in grow !!!! Kate Schorah from The Barn Hair Boutique has kindly offered her services to carry out the deed !! he has now set up his just giving page for anyone who would like to sponsor his selfless act, what an absolute treasure he is, your pops would be so proud of you Cason, Well done x