May 13, 2016
The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £468,000 to Age Exchange to progress its model of support for older people with dementia, which we helped to pilot.
The new funding will bring the benefits of Age Exchange’s model of Reminiscence Arts (RADIQL) to two new day care services in the community, as well as a programme of personalised home support. The programme will help people with dementia and their carers in Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark.
RADIQL was first tested and evaluated with our support in residential care in Southwark and Lambeth between 2012 and 2015. The programme showed it had a measurable impact on the wellbeing and behaviour of participating residents. Independent evaluation of RADIQL found that wellbeing increased by 42% and positive behaviour by 25% during the course of the programme.
The three-year grant is part of Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme. The new services will commence in early autumn.
The funding news follow the recent announcement of our supported diabetes project being scaled up thanks to funding from The Health Foundation.
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