Paths for All
Paths for All's initial funding award was for £300,000, to run from April 2015 to March 2018 and they were awarded a further £72,000 from April 2018 to March 2020. In April 2017, the William Grant Foundation provided additional funding of £14,988 which allowed Paths for All to work with people living with dementia and their carers to explore how a public park in Stirling could be made more accessible to people with dementia.
Paths for All is the nationwide champion of walking for all in Scotland. Trust funding aimed to support Paths for All to create supportive, inclusive and empowering walking opportunities for people with dementia and their carers, in order to develop the national Walking for Health network into a dementia friendly community. They also wanted to raise awareness of the benefits of walking to people living with dementia, and develop training, resources and sharing of good practice with partner organisations and projects.
They have also demonstrated impact such as improved knowledge and engagement from people regarding the link between increased physical activity and quality of life, we well as health and well-being, particularly for people living with dementia and also those who care for them. Path for All operate across Scotland, helping people to discover the beauty of their outdoors.
Read our Dementia Friendly Communities Reports and Toolkit by searching for them on our publications page.