Anderson’s Care Home
Anderson's Care Home was awarded £19,992 for the period of August 2018 to July 2019.
The Life Changes Trust invested a total of £135,000 to ensure that the rights of people living with dementia in care homes are recognised and respected. Care homes across Scotland received funding to demonstrate how they support the inclusion and participation of residents with dementia in a meaningful way, so that residents have a genuine say in their own day to day lives.
Each of the funded projects is designed to show how the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Standards will work in practice, demonstrating how to treat residents with real respect and dignity and uphold their human rights.
Anderson’s Care Home is based in Elgin. The primary aim of this funding was to allow Anderson’s to develop person-centred interventions that explore the role of music in supporting a rights-based approach for people affected by dementia - to tell their story, support their identity, identify needs and aspirations and explore opportunities to widen social interaction. In doing so the project also aimed to redefine ‘care home’ as a community-based organisation that extends beyond traditional boundaries and overcomes pre-existing perceptions and stereotypes.
The project was led by The Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art which specialises in co-design with 'invisible communities' - people whose voice is often not heard - in the design and development of services and issues that will affect them. The role of the Innovation School was to support the development or improvements to services at Anderson’s through collaboration and co-design with residents and staff that actively support a rights-based approach and demonstrates practical application.