Huntingdonshire Dementia Action Alliance

Welcome! Huntingdonshire Dementia Action Alliance aims to make Huntingdonshire a better place to live for people with dementia. 

First meeting of HDAA. L>R Nicola Jarmaine, Hilary Shepherd, Jay Dyne, sonia Dyne, Yvonne Duffy, Angela Moore.


The HDAA held its first member meeting in August 2016.

We have a programme of speakers who present about dementia from the perspective of different organisations and communities. Speakers so far have included:

  • Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Ramsey and Huntingdon Tesco & Tesco Extra
  • Peterborough DAA Vice-Chair 

 

Next meeting

The next meeting is at Nelson's Lodge Care Home, St Neots, on Monday 5 June, 1-3pm. Tea and coffee included!

Members bring along updates on their work, examples of best practice, questions about being dementia-friendly and any relevant events they would like to promote to the group.

 

Background

Huntingdonshire is one of the five districts in the county of Cambridgeshire, and has an estimated resident population in 2016 of 177,800, of whom 33,800 (19%) are 65+.

1,229 people registered with a GP practice in Huntingdonshire had a recorded dementia diagnosis in 2014/15.  

Data sources:  Research Group, Cambridgeshire County Council 2013-based population forecasts. Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)  http://www.hscic.gov.uk/qof

 

To join this DAA

If you are living with dementia, or you are caring for someone with dementia, we would like to hear from you about what it is like to live in your area when you are affected by dementia. Whenever we can, we want to work on priorities identified directly by people affected by dementia. If you would like to be involved in talking to businesses, raising awareness, attending DAA meetings, or in any other way, please get in touch on the below details.

If you are interested in joining the Huntingdonshire DAA as a business please contact:

Hilary Shepherd (Dementia Action Alliance Coordinator)
hilary.shepherd@alzheimers.org.uk 
07484 078680 

There are no special requirements to join - you only need to be a business or organisation based in the geographical location of Huntingdonshire and passionate about improving the lives of people living with dementia. If you're not sure please get in touch, or book a Dementia Friends Information Session for you and your staff to find out a little more about dementia.

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