REACH Community Health Project
Funding award of £50,000 from 2018 to 2019
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.
The Ethnic Minority Dementia Project (EMDP) run by REACH aimed to help create awareness within BME communities, to increase their knowledge of dementia, promote the understanding of dementia symptoms and support them to care and live with those who have a diagnosis of dementia.
The project also supported individuals to manage their conditions and to access the right support and services. Reach also helped empower individuals with dementia, their families and minority ethnic communities in general, to understand their rights and reduce stigma about the condition.