Bristol Schools (United Kingdom)

Contact details

Name of organisation/individual

Sally Townsend, Community Development Coordinator for Schools – Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service (Partnership between NHS / Alzheimer’s Society)


Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service
Brookland Hall Conduit Place
St Werburghs Bristol BS2 9RU England


07590 884435




The trial project consisted of taking people living with and affected by dementia into Primary / Secondary schools as co-educators to ‘tell their story’ and answer pupil questions. The aims of the trial project were to:
1. Develop a greater pupil knowledge and understanding of dementia through first hand interactions with people living with / affected by dementia.
2. Empower people living with / affected by dementia to educate and influence school communities, increasing sense of purpose and improving well-being.
3. Develop pupil skills and confidence in interacting with people living with / affected by dementia, supporting the development of intergenerational relationships.
4. Dispel myths and misconceptions, challenge stigma, break down fear and enable positive attitudes towards dementia.