Like most social movements For Brian CIC was conceived through frustration. 

People living with dementia can live well, and many life skills and talents are unaffected, whilst other, often hidden, disabilities might present serious challenges.  There is a need to co produce age appropriate activities that enable people living with dementia to participate in their communities and form meaningful support networks. And when communities form around an activity or process, it is vitally important to maintain those connections. Disruption in funding and borough boundaries present barriers to the continuity and familiarity that enables people living with dementia to function at their best, and their families and friends to feel supported.

For Brian CIC is an evolving concept, co-produced by its directors in collaboration with its beneficiaries living with dementia. The company aims to empower people living with dementia and their families to design support that meets their individual needs, providing agency in challenging circumstances.

The company was incorporated in March 2018. We have 6 directors:

Clare Morris (founder)
Mike Parish (founder)
David Dansky (Chair)
Zaki Shah
Simona Florio
Maja Janicova

Co Production is at the heart of what we do. All directors meetings are inclusive, involving our members living with dementia, and we welcome any interested individuals to join us. For practical purposes attendance for some directors and invitees is online.

We deliver person centred activity for brain health (yoga, cycling, social activity and bespoke interventions) and seek to enable participation in existing opportunities in the local community.

     

We are very proud to be part of the DEEP network, and we welcome visitors to inclusive Directors' meetings and any of our projects.

Follow the link below for our first annual report:

Annual Report 2018-2019