Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO)
Funding award of £47,000 from 2018 – 2019
The Life Changes Trust made a commitment to increased understanding about the particular issues that people from certain protected characteristic groups may face when they are affected by dementia. One area we focussed on was those living with dementia and carers in Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Scotland. In April 2018, the Trust funded 4 BAME Communities projects.
Over the course of the funding year, ACVO worked with people from European ethnic minority backgrounds (EEM) to identify and address barriers to dementia support among these communities, and promote best practice among service providers when engaging with those who are affected by dementia.
ACVO then launched two new toolkits for European Communities and Health and Social Care practitioners wishing to engage with Ethnic Minorities with dementia in Aberdeen. The toolkits provide practical checklists for those supporting people across Aberdeen from all sectors.