Dementia: The Role of Social Enterprise

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Published: 12.01.18

Executive Summary

Published last year, Scotland’s third National Dementia Strategy seeks to further transform services and improve outcomes for people with dementia and their families and carers.

It is recognised that more can be done to build on the progress in improving care and support for people living with dementia and that support provision should be person-centred and flexible in approach.

This Briefing paper aims to increase awareness of the wide range of person-centred products, activities and services developed by social enterprises to provide support for people living with dementia, their carers and extended family and friends.


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Case Studies

Aberdeen FC Community Trust provides a range of activities for people living with dementia through its Dementia Friendly Communities programme – challenging preconceptions about what people can do with a dementia diagnosis. Click here to view its website.

The Ally Bally Bee Project revolves around the production of a personalised book explaining the impact of dementia to young children. The book is designed to ease distress for children and their families after a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia. Click here to view its website.

Talking Mats has developed a range of language tools which help people with communications difficulties communicate effectively about the things that matter to them. Click here to view its website.