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Diversity and dementia care: supporting hard-to-reach communities

How an Admiral nurse from a Traveller background addresses the challenges to engagement, as well as the discrimination those in the community can face

How an Admiral nurse from a Traveller background addresses the challenges to engagement, as well as the discrimination those in the community can face

Although she is part of the Traveller community, for many years dementia nurse specialist Cheryl Scarrott chose not to share this information publicly.

‘It’s only been in recent years that I’ve discussed it openly,’ she says, adding that now she feels much more able to be transparent. ‘As you get older, you become more confident in your own skin,’ says Ms Scarrott, who has worked as an Admiral Nurse at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust since 2019.

Challenging discrimination in a privileged position

Cheryl Scarrott

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