Dementia Friends Scotland 2018
Alzheimer Scotland believes nobody should face dementia alone. Its Dementia Friends programme aims to improve the public understanding of, and empathy for, dementia, so that people with dementia can instead feel supported, accepted, and welcomed in their communities.
In 2018, Alzheimer Scotland will continue mobilising many more people to significantly increase the number of Dementia Friends in Scotland. It will continue to proactively recruit online Dementia Friends using its online and offline communications channels and the support of the ScottishPower Foundation has enabled the charity to upgrade its resources for delivering sessions in person.
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The Customs House
The Takeover Team
The Customs House - an arts organisation in South Tyneside – is an integral part of the borough, delivering arts and entertainment for all. Its Takeover Festival is a week-long arts festival produced by, with and for young people to develop and showcase their employability skills.
The festival includes The Takeover Team, a group of under 25 year olds who decide on the festival’s events and professional artists employed, and support the delivery and promotion of the festival whilst building arts leadership and transferable skills.
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Theatr Clwyd Development Trust
Criminal Justice Programme
Theatr Clwyd is North Wales’ major drama producing operation, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. Funding will create a Crime Prevention Pathway that combines Theatr Clwyd’s three educational criminal justice workshops (Justice in a Day, Connor’s Time and Junior Justice) into a comprehensive criminal justice educational programme for schools, colleges and Pupil Referral Units.
Justice in a Day uses professional actors to examine, in a hard-hitting and realistic drama, key issues about the criminal justice system and young people. Using a specially created interactive drama, students spend the day following a character (Connor) and the events leading up to his crime.
The sequel, Connor’s Time, is a two hour interactive workshop delivered in high schools that looks at what happens as Connor is approaching his release date and the impact of his reintroduction back home on his family, friends and the wider community. The workshop examines the effects of incarceration on his personality, along with the psychological effects of bullying. It looks at how having a criminal record can affect your career choices, relationships, friendships and family life.
Junior Justice was created in response to demand from the primary school sector aware of an increasing body of research that suggests a key moment to impact behavioural change is with 9-11 year olds.
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