Dementia – The Role of Social Enterprise
SENSCOT’s latest in a series of briefings, which aim to showcase the approach that social enterprise is taking to address a range of complex social issues across Scotland, looks at the contribution of three social enterprises which focus on improving the quality of life for people living with and affected by dementia.
The briefing outlines national policy direction and includes a list of social enterprises working in the field of dementia that reflect the diverse nature of enterprise activity and innovative ideas that are coming through.
“Social enterprises challenge untruths and misunderstandings around dementia and related issues – addressing the language used to talk about dementia and helping people and organisations to overcome fears associated with living with dementia. By exploring public sector and consumer markets, embracing new digital approaches and recognising the role and value of volunteers, SEs make a valuable contribution towards the ongoing improvement of services available.”
Senscot is a third sector intermediary established in 1999. A key part of our work is to support Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) – geographic and thematic – across Scotland.