Congratulations to the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) at the University of the West of Scotland on winning the for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community at the Herald Higher Education Awards 2023. The specific project was “Empowering people to live the best life possible with dementia.”

The Herald Higher Education Awards celebrates innovation and excellence in academia across Scotland. It recognises the outstanding initiatives, collaborations and projects that are helping maintain Scotland’s reputation as a place of excellence for higher education, ensuring education institutions are a force for good in society and the communities in which they are situated. It is fantastic that the ASCPP are being formally recognised through this award for the wonderful work they do in improving the lives of people living with dementia and those who care for them.

ASCPP Director, Prof Debbie Tolson and Depute Director Dr Margaret Brown (centre) accepting their award.

The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) is a collaborative partnership between University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland. The Centre team is dedicated to excellence through dementia education and research based scholarship, providing a high quality environment for applied research, education and social enterprise. They work collaboratively through a range of partnerships in practice and with involvement of people whose lives are affected by dementia. Visit the ASCPP website for more information on their work.

Congratulations to everyone at the Alzheimer Scotland for Policy and Practice, of course including SDRC Executive Committee members Prof Debbie Tolson and Dr Louise Ritchie, for this well-deserved award!