Dementia Friendly Wellbeing

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Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) received funding from Life Changes Trust to support dementia friendly communities. Since receiving the funding, AFCCT facilitated a consultation with partners to help shape the project. We also involve those with dementia to help shape the project. Once the stakeholders were in agreement, the process began. All full time AFCCT staff have completed Dementia Friends training, Adult Protection Training and Advanced Dementia Training, as well as part time staff , volunteers and participants all completing Dementia Friends session. Since the launch, AFCCT have now helped upskill over 30 members of staff from partner organisations across the city, with over 25 dementia friendly activity sessions on o er in Aberdeen. Links made with local council, NHS, and third sector organisations to target those who need help and to advertise sessions. Dementia Friendly activities include Health Walks, Walking Football, Dementia Friendly Cafés, TechnoGym, Qi Gong, Stable and Able, Table Tennis, Reminiscence Sessions, The Golden Games, Sheltered Housing activity, Care Home activity and Day Care Centre activity. The programme has grown from 12 sessions to over 25 per week. The number of participants over the age of 65 has grown from 100 to over 500 in the first part of the programme, with over 50 people affected by dementia attending different activities every week. Every session is evaluated and participants are actively involved in not only giving feedback, but to help plan and shape the programmes to ensure needs of the group are being met and the group is supported to do activities that matter to them.

Main Objectives: 

  • To ensure people living with dementia have a community of support around them
  • To ensure people living with dementia get to take part in activities that matter to them
  • To raise awareness of dementia by challenging stigma and promoting dementia friendly communities across Scotland

David Smith, Senior Community Projects Officer
+44 122 465 0400

AFC Community Trust


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Since 2010, Aberdeen FC have been engaging with older adults in the city in a variety of ways. Since the launch of Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT), it was clear there was a lack of support for those living with, or affected by dementia. There was a lack of partnership working in the city, and AFCCT are now the lead organisation in Aberdeen for people with dementia to access physical activity opportunities. Aberdeen FC recognise we hold a unique standing point in the community and have a responsibility to help those who need it, and this project fits into that strategy.