£146,000 funding boost for dementia befriending and peer support services in Edinburgh
Two new projects which provide peer support and befriending services for carers of people with dementia have been given the go-ahead thanks to £146,000 funding boost. Both projects are based in Edinburgh. Run by VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian), the first is a peer support service which will provide both one-to-one and group peer support to carers of people with dementia. The second project is the inspiration of the Eric Liddell Centre, who will create a service to reach out to new carers for people with dementia in Edinburgh, with the help of trained volunteer befrienders.