Martha Pollard

Martha Pollard

Martha has a background in care work, lecturing, and poetry. Her role involves community-based social support for carers and people living with dementia. She co-ordinates the Life Changes Trust funded befriending project in which there is one-to-one befriending for carers as well as monthly group befriending meetings. Martha also looks after the ‘Lunch Breaks’ programme that carers attend together with the person they care for. The group meets once a week for a hot lunch and activity afterwards, including multisensory sessions that involve poetry, singing, period objects, and more. Martha is a Dementia Ambassador with the Scottish Social Services Council, which joins the Eric Liddell Centre to the network of around 850 Dementia Ambassadors across Scotland, all working to improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.