Scottish Care & Life Changes Trust announce new human rights fund for care homes

Rights Made Real in Care Homes

The Life Changes Trust, in partnership with Scottish Care, is delighted to announce a new grants fund, and is seeking applications from care homes in Scotland.  The care home must demonstrate that it can run a project (or similar) that will actively promote the human rights of residents living with dementia.

The fund was officially launched at Scottish Care's 'Raising the Standards' event in Glasgow on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Speaking about the new fund, Dr Donald Macaskill said:

"I am delighted that Life Changes Trust has dedicated £300,000 to work alongside Scottish Care to further embed human rights in Scotland’s care homes. I look forward to seeing a whole range of creative projects which will help care homes to get even better at delivering a human rights based approach to care".

Anna Buchanan, Director for the People Affected by Dementia Programme at Life Changes Trust, said:

“The funding on offer from the Life Changes Trust is for initiatives in care homes that demonstrate better ways of making rights real for people who live there. Care home residents still have a life to live and they have the right to thrive. Older people, including those living with dementia, have a right to maintain strong connections with family and friends, with their communities and with the things that matter to them. They do not give up these rights when they cross the threshold of a care home. We are looking to fund creative and innovative projects and ways of working that will benefit people living with dementia and show others how to make rights real in care homes.”

Care homes can apply for up to £20,000 to be spent over a period of up to 24 months.

To view guidance on the Rights Made Real fund and how to apply, click here.

Applications must be made via the Trust’s online application portal, which opens on 29th November 2017 and will close on Friday 9th March 2018.

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