Dunblane Development Trust
Local Legacy Awards are funding local legacy partners to focus on two or more of three well-evaluated means of supporting people living with dementia and unpaid carers.
- Dementia Friendly Communities
- Peer Support
- Meeting Centres
Local legacy partners will develop these three approaches, working with national legacy partners BOLD and About Dementia to share and embed learning across Scotland. This will include a true commitment to early evaluation, wide sharing of learning, learning from others, and seeking further ways to sustain this work beyond the funding of the Life Changes Trust.
Dunblane Development Trust was awarded £99,455 for a three-year legacy project running from April 2022 to March 2025. This project has received 10% match funding from the Carman Foundation and 10% from Dementia Friendly Dunblane.
Dementia Friendly Dunblane received one year’s funding in August 2021 from Life Changes Trust, Creating Better Lives in Forth Valley to develop Braeport Memory Café into Braeport Memory Café Meeting Centre (BMCMC). The Meeting Centre was successfully launched on 1st September 2021 and is currently only open one day a week.
The legacy funding will be used to increase the capacity of the Meeting Centre, maintain a high level of membership, and provide a strong platform from which to deliver a whole range of post-diagnostic support. Their plan to open the meeting centre 3 days a week will support more people affected by dementia in their community and deepen the Dementia Friendly Community infrastructure.
The BMCMC team will be trained by the Carers Centre in Stirling on the practical sources of support that are available for making home adaptations and Stirling Council, Social Care and Health will provide training on self-directed support options.