Oxfordshire Dementia Action Alliance

Background

ODAA was formed in 2013 from the Oxfordshire Dementia Forum; the idea was put to the group as a change of focus was needed. Following much discussion the terms of reference were agreed upon by the group. The main focus of the group is action and information sharing, we meet quarterly to discuss a particular subject or work on a direct piece of work.

ODAA as host the smaller more local groups of people working in the Oxfordshire districts, such as West Oxon and North Oxfordshire, these are new groups and always need new members, see below for joining information.

Chair

The Chair of ODAA is Paul Cann from Age UK Oxfordshire, with direct support from Claire Ward at Guideposts Trust.

Aims

The Oxfordshire DAA and Regional Alliances aim to transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers through delivering on their action plans. The action plans outline how they intend to deliver on the Dementia Declaration by 2015.

In 2013 we produced a joint booklet called the Oxfordshire Dementia Guide, Guideposts Trust facilitated the project while all members contributed and have benefited from its production, and the booklet was funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

We have a joint website in the form of ‘Dementia Web Oxfordshire’ (www.dementiaweboxfordshire.org.uk) , where all members post and provide information, this also informs the Local Dementia Information Prescriptions for Oxfordshire (6 in all).

The Alliance has also been working on the Oxfordshire Dementia Pathway with the County Council and have met and provided the data and information to get a clear picture in the county.

Last year a partnership of several of the members was formed to deliver a piece of work around dementia friendly communities and over 850 people in Oxfordshire received training in dementia, over 59 locations.

Meetings

Our meetings happen quarterly, and are located in various places but quite often Abingdon; we have smaller more regional groups in districts of Oxfordshire such as West Oxon and the North, with more planned for other areas.

How to join

To join the ODAA simply contact Claire Ward cward@guideposts.org.uk and you can become a member

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