Useful links

Here are some links you may find helpful.

Support and services in Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. They campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Life Changes Trust

The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a £50 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. Their mission is to drive transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, wellbeing, empowerment, and social inclusion of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.

Scottish Dementia Working Group

The Scottish Dementia Working Group is a national campaigning group run by people with dementia, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. They campaign for improves services for people with dementia and change attitudes about dementia.

National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN)

NDCAN are a national campaigning group made up of people with experience of caring for a person with dementia.

Self-directed Support

Self-directed Support (SDS) allows people who are eligible for social care, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes. Self-directed Support can be used in many ways: either support to live at home, such as help with daily life, or out of the home, for example to enjoy leisure pursuits more, or both.

Support and services in the Highlands

NHS Highland

NHS Highland is one of the health boards which makes up the National Health Service in Scotland. They provide health care to people in the Highlands and Argyll and Bute.