An award-winning initiative which develops and delivers innovative services and supports to people living with dementia and their families in their communities.
The programme is grant aided by the HSE Community Healthcare East and is hosted by Southside Partnership Blackrock. Our vision is of a community that respects, supports and empowers people with dementia, a community in which people with dementia are socially and culturally valued, and where they can actively participate in society in a safe environment. Central to the success of the programme is respect for the dignity, welfare and wellbeing, will and preferences, beliefs and values of each person living with dementia.
LWwD listens to the person with dementia, their primary carers and families, in order to identify, develop and deliver effective supports. We work collaboratively with them and other key stakeholders to ensure that people with a dementia diagnosis are supported to remain living at home and active in their community for as long as possible.
Our guiding principle is to ‘See the Person, Not their Dementia’.