The National Dementia Care Improvement Programme, which has been driving positive change for people with dementia and carers in Scotland, has developed a useful on-line landing page, to help people navigate the exciting work that is currently taking place. The Joint Improvment Team have been closely involved in this work alongside a range of stakeholders. […]
The Scottish Government has declared dementia a national priority. There has been a huge amount of activity over the past couple of years to raise the profile of the illness and to make sure that people get the help and support that they need. Dementia Awareness Week takes place in June. Check out Alzheimer Scotland’s […]
The need for training that was merged and developed, if you will, to find the right balance between the needs of our clients and the needs of our volunteers. Existing training for befrienders was felt too ‘cold’ and failed to take into account the range of needs and aspirations of older people themselves – and the relationships which develop from such initiatives.
Older people and volunteers were unimpressed with existing training, and had viewed several packages; this was a truly co-productive approach.