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Glasgow’s Golden Generation (GGG)

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.

These are:

  • 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. 

Glasgow’s Golden Generation was awarded £93,992 for a legacy project running from March 2022 to January 2024. This project has received 24% match funding from Glasgow City Council.

With this funding, Glasgow’s Golden Generation will continue to embed inclusive reminiscence activities and dementia training throughout the organisation, and provide support to people living with dementia from the point of diagnosis until a higher level of care is required. 

They will also deliver ‘Golden Threads’, a multi-faceted intergenerational project adopting the dementia friendly communities and meeting centres approach. Local school children will capture the stories of older people, including those living with dementia and unpaid carers, to create a legacy that can be widely shared.

Using the stories curated during the project, Glasgow’s Golden Generation will create a thread, ‘People of GGG’, highlighting service users’ stories once a month on social media and via the website. Bespoke lesson materials and teachers’ guides will be developed to deliver a school programme to spark discussion about dementia and storytelling. 

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