Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance

Chair: Ruth Eley, Life Story Network



Sub Groups

Service User Reference Forum (SURF)

Chair: Tommy Dunne/Gina Shaw

Community Engagement and Education Group (CEEG)
Chair: Jack Coutts

Transport and Environment
Chair: Pat Broster


Chair: Di Burbidge

Gareth Dowling, DAA Coordinator Merseyside
07484 088 856 


Upcoming Liverpool DAA meetings for 2016:

Wednesday 14th September and Wednesday 14th December. All meetings are held 9.30 am -11.00 am at Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre, 157 Edge Lane, Kensington, Liverpool L7 2PF. 

Members will be invited to attend quarterly meetings to share their experiences, learn from fellow members and work together to complete action plans, and to follow the Liverpool DAA Charter

Contact: or follow us on Twitter: @DAALiverpool.

One of Liverpool's most recent members The Liverpool BID Company says "The Liverpool BID Company decided to become involved with the Dementia Action Alliance to ensure that our members are given as much information as possible about dementia; to help shape the way services are delivered for people with dementia in the city centre.  As a member organisation we want to ensure that our strategies promote equality of opportunity for all and by being involved we hope that our members will work with us to make the city centre dementia friendly.  In time we would hope that that this will increase the amount of people with dementia who feel confident to be able to access the city centre." 

DAA Projects and Achievements

Watch the "It's OK to talk about Dementia" Video below : Liverpool DAA Video

During Dementia Awareness Week 2016 Liverpool DAA delivered a bespoke Design and Dementia event, with the report available here -  D4D Full report v1  Plans are now in motion to build on this with a larger event in the near future, reaching key people involved in public space and building design in Liverpool. 

Liverpool was successful in getting three projects to the final of the Dementia Friendly awards 2015. SURF (Service User Reference Forum) House of Memories, and Liverpool DAA were nominated; SURF and House of Memories each won a national award. Congratulations!

Pictured are members of the SURF group with Angela Rippon

SURF members at the Dementia Friendly awards 2015 with Angela Rippon