Dementia Post-diagnostic Support Grant – applications invited

 

To support the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy, the National Dementia Office initiated a project in 2017 to develop a Dementia Post-Diagnostic Support Framework.  The aim of the project is to address the identified gaps in support and care for people after they receive a diagnosis of dementia.

 

As part of this initiative, funding was secured from Dormant Accounts for a number of post-diagnostic initiatives.  One of these is the Dementia Post-diagnostic Support Grant to promote and enable more extensive delivery of post-diagnostic support interventions and programmes to people with dementia and family carers.

 

The Dementia Post-diagnostic Support Grant covers salary costs only to deliver post-diagnostic support programmes and interventions specifically cognitive stimulation, cognitive rehabilitation and/or dementia psycho-education programmes. The grant is aimed at health and social care professionals or specially trained personnel who can demonstrate that they have the required skillset to deliver one or more of these programmes.

 

The grant call opened on the 3rd of April 2018 and will close on the 25th of May 2018 at 5.00pm.

 

Please note that this is a once-off grant call, made possible through Dormant Account funding through the Department of Health. A limited number of 18 awards will be distributed in 2018.  Successful applicants will be informed in August, with funding allocated in September 2018.

 

Further details and an application form can be found here: http://www.understandtogether.ie/news-and-events/news/dementia-post-diagnostic-support-grant-%E2%80%93-applications-invited.html

 

All queries should be directed to the National Dementia Office at (057) 931 8451 or email dementia.office@hse.ie