Dementia Outside Care (DOC)

Last week we announced the winners of our 2013 Bursaries programme and here are some further details of the first of this year's 2 successful applicants.

Our first successful bursary recipient was the Dementia Outside Care (DOC) project run by Crossroads Care Bridgend which will run from April until the end of December this year.

The project aims to improve the experience of dementia patients and their carers and plans to achieve this goal by:

  • Demonstrating and disseminating a person-centred approach to care while provide respite and other services
  • Outreaching to carers through primary services (e.g. GP surgeries and and memory clinics)
  • Developing improved communication, relationships, knowledge, understanding and wellbeing of carers and cared for through interagency working and coordinated approaches

This year we decided to open up the application criteria to specifically include projects aimed at dementia as part of our strategy to support the National Dementia Vision for Wales and this project fulfills this criteria

For further information about the DOC project please read and download the following document - Dementia Outside Care (DOC).

Since our Bursary programme's inception in 2003 there have been 24 recipients who have each received up to a maximum of £3,000.

Applications were open to anyone with a link to Primary Care Mental Health in Wales and those able to demonstrate a clear and justifiable benefit in relation to the aims of our bursaries programme.

If you're interested in finding out more about our bursaries please contact us via email at or on 029 2050 4516.