Meri Yaadain (meaning my memories), was set up in January 2006 as a project to explore the impact of dementia on South Asian families who were absent at the point of accessing care and support. In 2019 we became registered as a Community interest Company (not for profit organisation), so that the success of Meri Yaadain could be enhanced with both geographical spread as well as the type of services we could offer.
As a community organisation our aims are to:
- Raise awareness of dementia and its symptoms and behaviours amongst the Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities
- Work with service providers to challenge inequalities regarding availability of information and culturally appropriate dementia support services
- Work in co-production with BAME people living with dementia (PlwD) and their family carers to design and deliver culturally competent training for organisations and individuals
- Raise awareness of the challenges for BAME PlwD and their family carers at a local, regional, national and international level