Community

The initial community strand audit will build a comprehensive picture that is representative of the diversity of people with dementia in the chosen locality. The findings from the audit which will help to shape the project as a whole and refine our over-arching goal: which is to help create ‘participatory neighbourhoods’ which support people living with dementia to remain socially, physically, culturally and politically active within their communities.

There are five stepped objectives over three years in working toward this.

  • Strand goals

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    To train and support local residents (including those with experience of dementia) in the pilot locality to engage with people living with dementia in building knowledge of the existing social, physical, digital and support environment.

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    Facilitate people living with dementia and their supporters in ‘place-making’ –(i.e. creating dementia-inclusive environments, including digital/online, which are meaningful and supportive) and to have a say in the design, development and maintenance of the places where they live.

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    Facilitate clusters of people living with dementia to work together, support one another, and draw upon local assets and expertise to broaden opportunities for community engagement.

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    Ensure that all sections of the community have access to dementia-enabled resources and education.

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    Roll out this framework for citizen-led community development to further localities in the Stirling and Forth Valley region supported by robust evaluation and a programme of community education.