£94,000 funding boost for Borders dementia peer support service
A new project which provides peer support for people with dementia in the Borders has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £94,000 boost. The funding has been awarded to Outside the Box, a Scottish charity and social enterprise, who will use the money to develop a peer support service for people with dementia and/or their carers, with a focus on food and keeping well. While many older people need more advice and practical help around food – for instance with shopping, cooking and eating properly to stay well – the need for this help and support is even greater among people affected by dementia. This initiative allows someone with experience of dementia to provide this practical advice and on-going individual support, using a ‘Food Buddies’ scheme.