City of Wells Dementia Action Alliance
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
Wells may be the smallest City in England but due to its listed historical buildings which includes the famous Cathedral and its proximity to Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole a vast amount of tourist visit the City every year from as far afield as USA, Japan, Australia and not forgetting Europe.
A large proportion of the adults in Wells are over the age of 65 as many people choose to retire to the picturesque West Country it is therefore important that businesses and organisations in the area, are able to cater for the needs of this growing sector of the population.
To achieve the goal of a dementia friendly City an alliance will be set up comprising of representatives from local businesses, civic organisations, health and social care providers, schools, faith groups and rescue services.
Formation of a Local Alliance will help deliver the objectives of the National Dementia Declaration at a local level and support the objectives of the City of Wells, as a Dementia Friendly Community.
Aims and objectives
- Raise awareness of dementia throughout the City of Wells to ensure we are inclusive of people with dementia and carers to help improve their ability to remain independent and have choice and control over their lives.
- Listen to those living with dementia and carers in the City of Wells and surrounding areas and seek to improve the environment to help remove barriers and minimise difficulties faced.
- Support and encourage businesses and organisations in the City to learn what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action and deliver changes as part of their commitment to bring about change.
- Create a Dementia Friendly Community, so that people with dementia and those who care for them are encouraged to seek help and are supported by their community.