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JEEVAN - Dementia Project working with South Asian Communities

What is a Dementia Link Worker?

The Link Worker will provide dedicated support to South Asian (Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi) people with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. The Worker will provide flexible and proactive advice, information and support to people with a new diagnosis of dementia for a minimum of one year.

The Link worker will also help with the following;

- Help to understand the illness and manage your symptoms
- Support to keep up your community connections and make new ones
- Peer support – the chance to meet other people with dementia and their carers and family
- Help to plan for future decision making
- Help to plan for your future support
- The project will work under the 5 Pillars framework.

How is it funded?

This post is funded through The Scottish Government and The Robertson Trust.

What are the aims?

The aims of the Project are:

- To carry out a series of appropriate Awareness Raising and Education sessions for the South Asian communities.
- To support early diagnosis through improving access to memory assessment services.
- To provide Post-diagnostic Support through the provision of advocacy and casework.
- To challenge stigma about dementia within the target communities.
- To Support to Carers from South Asian Communities.
- The project will work in partnership with mainstream statutory and voluntary sector providers to build their knowledge and capacity to work more effectively with the target communities.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Maritime House, 8 The Shore, Leith

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Ashiay Mohammed Shafique
Contact Telephone: 0131 467 2997 / 07947 114 876
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 07 April 2020