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Our sub-groups

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What are the sub-groups?

Over the course of the five years, About Dementia will look in detail at 15 topics in relation to dementia policy and practice, which are listed below. Work on each of these topics will be undertaken by sub-groups, who will hold meetings around Scotland and online to find out what work should be taken forward.  

Anyone can be involved in a sub-group, and all contributions are welcomed. You can attend meetings in person or online, share your thoughts and experiences over email or phone, or just be kept updated on the work of that sub-group.

  • Befriending and Peer Support
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Dementia Friendly Communities
  • Dementia Prevention
  • Faith and Belief
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Housing and Home
  • Human Rights of People Living with Dementia
  • Human Rights of Unpaid Carers
  • Information, Advice, and Independent Advocacy
  • LGBTQI+ Community
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Transport and Mobility

Each sub-group will run for two years, with the exception of the sub-group on prevention of dementia, which will run for all five years of the project. We will start four new sub-groups each year.

The four groups that started in 2019 are:

  • Dementia Prevention
  • Human Rights of Unpaid Carers
  • Housing and Home
  • Transport and Mobility

In 2020, we have started sub-groups on:

  • Technology
  • The Human Rights of People Living with Dementia
  • Befriending and Peer Support
  • Sport and Physical Activity

The work of each group is underpinned by our project values: equality, human rights, relationship-centred care, peer support, early intervention, and prevention.

How to get involved

By signing up to join our project mailing list, you will be kept informed about the groups that interest you. We will update you on the work of the group, and let you know about upcoming meetings and the ways that you can be involved. You can attend group meetings in person, or send contributions via email, phone call, or post. We are continuing to develop other ways to be involved, and are happy to support you to be involved in the ways you would like.

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For more information about sub-groups and our work so far, please contact us at aboutdementia@agescotland.org.uk

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