Oldham Dementia Action Alliance

The Oldham Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across Oldham, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.

We want YOU to get involved, by:

  • Signing your organisation up to join the Oldham Dementia Action Alliance
  • Joining the Oldham Dementia Action Friends group if you are a person directly affected by dementia or a family member or carer of somebody living with dementia.

Taking action is easier than you think. Check out the actions our members have already committed to taking by clicking on the organisations listed at the right of this page. We ask members to pledge to a minimum of 3 actions, including:

a) having a named champion who is responsible for leading the implementation of the action plan in their organisation and,

 b) that they increase staff awareness of dementia within their own organisation. 

To find out more or to request a Oldham DAA application, please contact:

Oldham.Dementia-Service@makingspace.co.uk - Amanda Barrell who is able to support you in completing the Oldham DAA action plan as well as offering insight into the Dementia Friendly Communities initiative.

Dementia Friends Please contact Amanda Barrell, should you wish to discuss or arrange free dementia friend awareness sessions that last between 45 - 60 minutes. e: Amanda.Barrell@makingspace.co.uk

Oldham Dementia Action Friends (ODAF): A group for Oldham residents who have dementia, their family and carers. The group wants people living with dementia to have their voices and experiences of living with dementia heard. This will help to influence local policy and to better co-ordinate services in Oldham to make the town a dementia friendly place to live. We are able to facilitate with respite so that carers can attend meetings. If you wish to learn more, please contact:  e: Amanda.Barrell@makingspace.co.uk

Oldham DAA Steering Group meets two monthly and allows members of the Oldham Alliance to come together to explore and develop ideas on how to best co-ordinate services across the Oldham borough, with an aim of making the community a dementia friendy place to live. The DAA Chair, Stephanie Doherty (Caremark, Managing Director) can be .contacted on 0161 627 0891 or email: stephanie.doherty@caremark.co.uk

Oldham DAA Supporters

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Alliance Members