Winners of the Best Community Support Initiative in Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2018


On the 20th of September, the day before World Alzheimer’s Day 2018, Bridging the Gap Between Acute and Community Care, a joint initiative involving NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Alzheimer Scotland and our school here at UWS, achieved success by winning Scotland’s Dementia Award for the Best Community Support Initiative, 2018. 

This initiative was developed with the aim of establishing a referral process which would enable people living with dementia and their families and carers to have access to individualised dementia specific support and advice from an Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Advisor. By working in partnership with acute care staff the initiative has enabled people living witn dementia and their families to feel supported in making decisions about their care and has facilitated many successful discharges home directly from hospital.

Fantastic work team!