Doncaster Dementia Action Alliance
What is a Dementia Friendly Community?
A Dementia Friendly Community is one in which people with dementia are empowered to have high aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in activities that are meaningful to them.
Establishing a local structure is the key to the success and sustainability of creating a Dementia Friendly Community. A local Dementia Action Alliance is the recommended model as it enables the bringing together of individuals and organisations.
We want Doncaster to become a Dementia Friendly community in which people living with dementia and their carers feel confident, knowing they can access the support they need and participate in activities which are meaningful to them.
We aim to reduce the stigma and raise understanding of dementia through awareness raising activities, training and education to improve the services delivered locally so that people living with dementia are able to continue doing the things they enjoy within their own community for longer.
We aim to increase the number of people living with dementia who receive a diagnosis and for that diagnosis to be made earlier.
To do this, we need to bring together the whole borough in making a difference to those with living with dementia, including families and carers.
To achieve this, Doncaster working to become dementia friendly will focus on the following 10 key areas which are identified by the Alzheimer’s Society: Building Dementia Communities
- Involvement of people with dementia
- Challenge stigma and build understanding
- Accessible community activities
- Acknowledge potential
- Ensure an early diagnosis
- Practical support to enable engagement in community life
- Community-based solutions
- Consistent and reliable travel options
- Easy to navigate environments
- Respectful and responsive businesses and services
How the Alliance Works
Membership is open to any organisation seeking to make a difference to the quality of life for local people living with dementia. There are two types of membership, Pledge and Commitment:
Pledge (Pledge application form to be completed)
The pledge made by organisations will be:
- To ensure that their employees have read the leaflet “Dementia: what is it and how can I help?” to give them at least a basic awareness of dementia
- Preferably, the organisation will commit to their staff undertaking a Dementia Friend’s session or for at least one staff member to have done so.
- To display the Doncaster Dementia Friendly Community logo and strapline
Commitment - (Action Plan to be completed)
The action plan will describe:
- An organisation's role in helping improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers.
- What the challenges may be to delivering the actions set out in their Action Plan.
- What changes they will make within their own environment to become more dementia friendly (as appropriate to their specific organisation).
In return, the Doncaster Dementia Action Alliance will supply a nationally recognised Dementia Friendly Community logo to be displayed by all organisations committing to their action plans and will also publicly recognise that commitment by including their details on the national Dementia Action Alliance website.
We will keep all members updated on further opportunities to access awareness-raising and training opportunities, as well as networking with others.
News and Events
Click here to see the latest Doncaster DAA newsletter for Autumn 2014
Contacts for further information:
For further information on the work of the Alliance and how to become a member, or make a pledge to commit to join, please get in touch.
Michele Clarke, Strategy and Delivery Manager, Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group. Michele.Clarke@doncasterccg.nhs.uk
- Adults Health and Wellbeing - Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
- Alzheimer's Society Doncaster
- Barnburgh Surgery
- Bennfield House Ltd
- Benton House
- Bowers Coffee Shop
- Brookwood Care Home
- Butlers Tearoom and Bistro
- C & A Wain Butchers
- Carcroft Dental Surgery
- Carcroft Wool shop
- Churches Together in Sprotborough
- Crown Care
- Dial Doncaster
- Diocese of Sheffield
- Doncaster 8 till 8 Health Centre
- Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS FT
- Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCC)
- Doncaster College
- Doncaster Communities Live at Home
- Doncaster CVS
- Doncaster Dementia Strategic Partnership
- Doncaster Dental Care
- Doncaster Heritage Services
- Doncaster Relatives Residents Association
- First South Yorkshire - Doncaster
- Forget Me Not Skellow
- Frances Street Medical Centre
- Hallcross Medical Services Ltd
- Healthwatch Doncaster
- Holmecarr Ark and Crafts Ltd
- Home Instead Doncaster
- Housing 21
- I J Kellam Ltd
- Kenyon Son and Craddock Solicitors
- Making Space - Darlington
- Malcolm C Foy & Co
- Malcolm C Foy & Co
- Malcolm Foy Solicitors
- McGill Pharmacy
- McGills Express
- McGills Pharmacy - Hyde Park
- NHS England (South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw)
- Northfield Surgery
- Parish Nurisng Wheatley
- Petersgate Medical Centre
- Positive Step
- Pulse Health and Fitness & Wellbeing Ltd
- Quality Solicitors Jordans LLP
- Redmond Centre Community Group
- Rock House EMI Residential Home
- Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH)
- Scawsby Health Centre
- Skills for Care Yorkshire & Humber
- South Yorkshire Centre for Inclusive Living
- SRM Financial Planning
- St Francis Church
- St Leger Homes of Doncaster
- Sue Ryder - Doncaster Community Services
- Sue Ryder Retail Doncaster Shop
- SureCare Doncaster Ltd
- Swallowdale (Housing 21)
- The Avalon Group
- The Beakon Churches
- The Dale Residential Home
- The Dome - Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust
- The Mount Group Practice
- The Old Rectory Nursing Home
- The Phoenix Medical Practice
- The Village Practice
- Thorne Social Education Centre
- Tranmoor Primary School
- Travis St Lawrence CE Primary School
- Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd
- Victim Support, Doncaster
- Weldricks Pharmacy (H.I.Weldrick Ltd)
- Wilfreda Beehive