£82,000 funding for East Dunbartonshire dementia peer support service
A project which provides peer support for people with dementia in East Dunbartonshire has been given an £82,000 financial boost.
The funding has been awarded to the advocacy charity Ceartas to develop their services that provide peer support for people with dementia in East Dunbartonshire. They will also use the money to expand the programme through their existing ‘de Café’ model.
De Cafés are aimed at people worried about, or living with, dementia as well as carers and former carers. They offer information and advice, and also provide space for a tailored peer support service for people with dementia who may find it hard to reach out - where someone who has a shared lived experience of dementia can connect with and listen to them.