MECOPP - Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project
Funding award of £50,000 from 2018 to 2020
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 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Scotland. In April 2018, the Trust funded 4 BAME Communities projects.
MECCOP applied for funding to make their 3 R’s project accessible to people living with dementia and their carers.
The 3 R’s Project is a self-directed support legal rights project, which aims to help people understand their rights and access the support they are entitled to. The 3 R’s are the principles that the project is based on: Rights, Respect and Responsibilities.
The 3 R’s Project initially assisted individuals with social care support needs and third sector organisations which support individuals accessing self-directed support, and now provide training opportunities, events and web-based publications.
Areas of focus included awareness raising, post diagnostic support, challenging stigma and support to carers.