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voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Dementia Friendly Fife Project extended into 2021
The Dementia Friendly Fife Project started on the 05 November 2018, as a 2-year project funded by the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, scheduled to finish on the 31 October 2020.
The project was an extension of the Dementia Friendly Glenrothes Project which took place between 2016 and 2018. The aim of the project was to get as many organisations and individuals across Fife to become dementia friendly. The process involved an environmental assessment of physical premises and staff and volunteers were asked to become dementia friends. Organisations which followed the process were awarded a Dementia Friendly Fife window sticker. To date there are 300 organisations which hold the award and over 6000 individuals registered as dementia friends across the Kingdom. The project has been supported by members of STAND which is a peer support group for people living with younger onset dementia and their families and friends.
Following an external evaluation carried out by a team at St Andrews University, it has been extended into 2021. Individuals and organisations can become dementia friendly by watching the DVD Standing Up for Dementia in Fife. This takes the form of a "virtual" dementia friends’ session with very powerful messages delivered by members of STAND.
If anyone would like to know anything more about the project or would like to get involved, please email [email protected] or call 07341 842567.