University of Dundee
The focus of the event will be around older persons services, supporting people in the community and the role of communities.
The event will include short inputs from practice and academia and the opportunity for group discussions.
16:00 Coffee and Networking
16:15 Practice and Academic Inputs
Speakers will include:
- Respecting Diversity through Joint Social Action, Prof Richard Ingram, University of Dundee,
- The problem with Human Rights in Social Care, Fiona Clark, University of Dundee
- Supporting people with dementia in the Community, Graham Galloway, CEO, Kirrie Connections. Kirrie Connections / Dementia Meeting Centre - Scotland*
- Gus Harrower, Musician will play his music and speak about how he has developed songs alongside people with dementia. Gus Harrower | Facebook **
- Discussion facilitated by Prof Jane Fenton, University of Dundee
*Kirrie Connections is a dementia friendly community hub. We offer information, advice and support to people living with dementia, their carers and families.
**Gus Harrower is a singer/songwriter, billed as one of Scotland’s most innovative young musicians. In addition to performing his own music, he is a session musician with other Scottish talent, notably Callum Beattie whose album is topping this week's charts. Gus also works with people living with dementia, hosting music sessions at Capital Theatre, Edinburgh, and writing songs alongside people at STAND (Striving Towards A New Day) in Fife. Gus will perform some of these songs for us and tell us about this work.