The Alzheimer’s Society was awarded funding from the Department of Health for an innovative three-year pilot project to engage volunteers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to design and deliver awareness raising activities appropriate for diverse communities across eight London boroughs. The Connecting Communities Project aimed to increase:
- Engagement with BAME communities and community specific dementia health care providers
- Dialogue between BAME communities and the Alzheimer's Society and wider stakeholders
- Dementia awareness and knowledge of dementia care services in BAME communities
- Understanding amongst professional groups of dementia specific issues faced by BAME groups
The Association for Dementia Studies was commissioned to evaluate the impact of the project and assess the extent to which the project met the expected outcomes. The final project report is available here.