In the first year of SpeakUP, despite having to develop the activity programme for delivery, recruit and train all our volunteers and promote our new project, we were able to make contact with 40 care homes.
In addition we have delivered programmes in 16 establishments in the 3 counties, engaging with almost 100 residents. Outputs for year 2 are projected to more than double and the Comic Relief funder continues to support us in our objective of developing resilience and self-advocacy in residents.
Integral to SpeakUP is the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Friends initiative and the Project Coordinators have achieved Dementia Champions status enabling them to provide information sessions to almost 100 people.
Photo: SpeakUP Coordinators with members of Dyserth WI, July 2017.