Chelmsford Dementia Action Alliance

Background

Chelmsford City Council strives to improve the quality of life for all residents and is committed to working to make Chelmsford a dementia friendly community. 

As the population gets older, work around dementia and other age related conditions will become more important to the Council, businesses and residents alike.  The work will enable us to start addressing the issues of dementia with our partners in a meaningful and structured way.

Aims

Our aim is to make Chelmsford a dementia friendly city in which people living with dementia and their carers feel confident that they can fully participate in community life.

The main aims are:

To raise the profile of dementia in Chelmsford and facilitate the development of Dementia Friendly Communities. 

To promote the Dementia Friends initiative.

Engage with retailers and business owners to raise awareness.

Chairperson

Rachel Kearn – Chelmsford City Council

History

Chelmsford City Council has been working to create and develop a Dementia Friendly Community in Chelmsford.  The steering group was established in 2014 and has an active membership from both statutory and voluntary organisations.

Achievements

Regsitration on the Dementia Friendly Communities recognition process was achieved in February 2015.

Meetings

Quarterly; held at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford.  Sub groups meet between times when required.

How to join the LDAA

Contact Rachel Kearn:  rachel.kearn@chelmsford.gov.uk

Chelmsford_daa_logo