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£205,000 funding for two Edinburgh dementia services

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Two projects providing peer support for people affected by dementia in Edinburgh have been given the green light thanks to funding of £205,000.

The first is a peer support service for carers of people with dementia, run by the North West Carers Centre.  The aim of the project is to support carers to gain confidence in their own skills and abilities, by sharing their experiences with someone who understands the difficulties and challenges they face.

The second project is called ‘A Sense of Me’ and is run by Edinburgh charity Health in Mind.  The scheme will support both people who have dementia and their carers using peer support groups. These groups give people with dementia and their carers an opportunity to talk about how to ‘live well’ with dementia, and explore ways in which they can improve their well-being.  

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