For carers, by carers - a resilience project

In 2016, members of the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) took part in a conference on building resilience amongst family carers. They became interested in helping other carers of people with dementia to be more resilient by sharing their knowledge and experiences of what has helped and worked for them. The group applied for funding, and the Life Changes Trust (The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery) supported them to develop a series of eight booklets explaining what has helped carers of people with dementia to get through the day and cope with difficult times. These booklets offer words of encouragement, tools and tips. They are not professional advice guides. Rather, they are they are the things that have worked for NDCAN’s carers and other carers across Scotland.

To put these booklets together, NDCAN not only drew upon the expertise of their entire membership, they also worked closely with groups of carers all across Scotland. NDCAN would particularly like to thank those members who worked on its resilience project team: Janette Kean, Myra Lamont, Maggie Muir, Bernard O’Hagan and Lorna Walker