JEEVAN Project

Living well with Dementia

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:

  • 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.

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.

  • To work in partnership with mainstream statutory and voluntary sector providers to build their knowledge and capacity to work more effectively with the target communities.

How is it funded?

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

Contact Information:

Ashiay Mohammed Shafique
Dementia Link Worker
Phone: 0131 467 2997
Mobile: 07947114876
Email: ashiay@mecopp.org.uk