Welcoming Funding for Age Scotland Orkney

That the Parliament welcomes the news that Age Scotland Orkney has secured funding to continue its range of essential services delivered through the Dementia Orkney Project; notes that the organisation has received £120,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, £51,000 from the Robertson Trust and £10,000 from Dementia Friendly Orkney; understands that the funding will support initiatives delivered by the project to support people living with dementia and their carers across the islands; considers that the project has delivered exceptional work since it was established in 2017 to help Orkney to become more dementia-friendly and address the low diagnosis rate of dementia across the islands; welcomes in particular the establishment of a Dementia Hub to provide information and advice to those affected by the condition; pays tribute to Age Scotland Orkney Chief Executive, Gillian Skuse, and Dementia Coordinator, Stephanie Stanger, as well as the outstanding staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make the project a success by providing a comprehensive range of essential services that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers across Orkney, and wishes the team at Age Scotland Orkney the very best in their work to further enhance their existing services and develop new ones going forward.


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