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Kirrie Connections Meeting Centre

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. 

Kirrie Connections was awarded £197,884 for a legacy project running from March 2022 to July 2023. This project has received match funding from Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (£100,000) and the Scottish Government’s Community Recovery Fund (£100,000).

With this funding, Kirrie Connections will support the development of three new Meeting Centres within Angus, in partnership with Montrose Community Trust in Montrose, Strathmore Cricket Club in Forfar and Angus Carers Centre in Arbroath, ensuring that a significantly larger number of people within Angus will have access to the evidence-based support the Meeting Centres model offers.

Working with DEEP, STAND and DEEPNESS, the partners will jointly support the development of a new local peer support network for people living with early-stage dementia within Angus.

Partners will encourage the development of new dementia friendly community initiatives within Angus towns, raising awareness of dementia in their local communities through education and training. They will also create a local Angus Meeting Centre network which will be a forum to share issues, learning and best practice.

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