NDAA member Innovations in Dementia awarded grant by Big Lottery Fund
NDAA member Innovations in Dementia has been awarded over £700,000 by the Big Lottery Fund. This is for a 3.5 year project called Dementia Enquirers, linked to DEEP – the UK network of dementia voices.
Dementia Enquirers will support up to 20 DEEP groups to conduct their own small-scale research projects. Many groups have been involved in research studies carried out by universities. However, this project will give people with dementia a chance to lead, and be in control, of their own research – on issues that are important to them.
Training, guidance, support and ideas will be available will help groups to build their own research skills and expertise. University researchers may be involved as advisors or have roles in the projects. Small grants will be available for groups to get on with their own research projects. These groups will be encouraged to share their learning with the rest of the DEEP network.
A Research Interest Group of people with dementia will help to shape the project. They will also find ways of measuring what has changed because of the project.
Rachael and Philly will be co-leading this work. We are so proud to have been awarded the grant, and excited to be undertaking such ground-breaking work. We are confident that the project can influence the prevailing approaches in research – while bringing new respect for the skills, expertise and resilience of those who are living with dementia.
You can read the official press release here: