This organisation has been running since 2014, and in October 2015 received funding of £8,610 over a two-year period from the Foundation. Dignity in Dementia aims to provide innovative approaches and support for people with dementia and their carers and runs a carers’ programme, group sessions and training. It aims to improve the health and well-being of people with dementia, reduce hospital admissions, and reduce stigma around the condition. It works across Cumbria.
Funding will contribute towards staffing and travel costs to enable the organisation to give in-depth support to 14 families requiring additional help. It aims to create greater understanding of the needs of the individual and the carers, and provide strategies to promote better well-being for both.