Individuals with dementia from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) populations are currently under-represented within services. This is due to lack of awareness among the BME population regarding the nature of dementia, and support and services available. BME communities are not homogeneous and so specialist knowledge is needed to work with ‘communities within communities’. The funding would enable us (a) to extend an ongoing project by delivering five further dementia awareness roadshows tailored to specific BME groups and (b) to produce a culturally appropriate DVD to raise awareness.
The project received a “special nomination” by EFID in 2014