From October 2018, Alzheimer Scotland has committed to a new Digital Leadership Team which will consist of 3 Digital Leads – Charlotte Swarbrick, Gillian Anderson and Nicola Cooper. The team pride themselves on being masters in all aspects of digital design, taking the lead to drive a cascade effect of change and challenge traditional ways of thinking. This is an exciting and forward thinking move for Alzheimer Scotland, as keeping up with an ever-evolving digital world enables us to support people living with dementia and their carers today and tomorrow – offering services and support in increasingly accessible ways.
Together, the digital leadership team offers decades of professional and personal experience of dementia, across a wealth of sectors. Their unique value proposition is that all their local, national and international work is inspired and informed by families living with dementia and the professionals supporting them. They hold a strong ethos for digital inclusion and strive to lead with a human-rights based approach - advocating choice, respect and freedom from discrimination.
The digital leadership team view themselves as equal citizens; talking to people and being fully influenced by people's real-life stories. They feel deeply passionate about leading from this grass-roots approach and it ensures they have an understanding of the problems people are living with.
The digital leadership team will be offering a breadth of new opportunities for staff, people living with dementia and their carers. Taking what they have learnt from the past 2 years to develop new innovative ways of thinking.
Here is some of what's to come –
Innovative learning experiences – further digital upskilling and inclusion for practitioners, volunteers, people living with dementia and their carers
An organisational hub of digital excellence
National network of Dementia Circle testing groups
Digital Dementia Resource Centres and Digital Mobile Dementia Resource Bus
Local, national and international digital policy, procedure, assessment and strategy engagement
Independent expert digital consultancy
Organisational site visits and dialogue with key partners and stakeholders
Creating inspirational environments consultancy
Further advice, guidance and signposting – webinars, online digital drop in surgeries, resource development
Leading on national tests of change projects
Website and app development
Dog and tech pilot collaborations
And much more!