Worthing Dementia Action Alliance
To make Worthing a more dementia friendly environment
The Worthing Dementia Forum has been active and regularly meeting since 2013.
We are a collective of people living with dementia, carers, health and social care professionals, people working in the local community, GPs, nurses, local traders and businesses. We are working with the local council to make it dementia friendly as well as creating dementia friendly schools, churches, the theatre and cinemas and have over 2,000 dementia friends.
Chairperson: Tom Wye, a local councillor. However, we are aiming to rotate this position with other members of the steering group who are willing to chair the meetings.
Meetings: We meet every two months in Worthing. Our next meeting is Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 4 pm at the Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing BN14 7TN. This meeting is part of the Dementia Awareness Day during Worthing's Mental Health Week. Speaking will be Gerry O'Toole from the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in Reach Team professional support for dementia care in nursing homes.
How to join the LDAA: To join the Worthing DAA, please contact Jacqui.Swindells@guildcare.org.