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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 Minority Ethnic Communities in Scotland. In April 2018, the Trust funded 4 community 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.


As with all our funded projects, we commissioned an evaluation of this funding. Blake Stevenson carried out the evaluation and published a report in autumn 2020. In December 2020, we also held a learning event webinar, to hear from some of our funded projects and to learn more about what the evaluation found. 

Read more about the evidence and learning from this initiative, watch our learning event webinar and download the evaluation report here

Read more about the project and toolkits