Jon and I attended the Life Changes Trust gathering in Perth on Tuesday 23rd Feb and presented our project to all of the awardees. It was very encouraging and inspiring to hear feedback on the six month evaluations and how much of an impact these projects are having on communities across Scotland.
I’m on Shetland for Up Helly Aa this week, checking out project-related teams, projects and organisations.
I checked out the Mareel Cafe before my meetings, for my first Matcha tea. I felt healthier just looking at it!
I loved the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource centre. It has a lovely kitchen for meetings around the table. I met Alan Murdoch, Dementia Services Nurse Manager, Ann Williamson and the community activities organiser. We had a brilliant discussion about Faro and the differences and similarities between island dementia services. I presented the project and we discussed developing the ideas more widely.
In the afternoon, I met Camille from the Scottish Health Council and we discussed the project and Health Improvement, we also shared ideas about how to use the voices of the people involved in our project to inform policymakers.