Bracknell Forest Dementia Action Alliance

Achievements

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Background:

Bracknell Forest achieved recognition as 'Working to become dementia friendly' in November 2013.

A stakeholder consultation exercise in 2013 identified the need for improved dementia awareness among the public to help dispel fear and stigma of the disease. In addition, it was felt that organisations should consider the needs of those with dementia and their carers when making changes to their building environments, facilities and signage and also raising staff awareness. The current regeneration project in Bracknell town centre, is an ideal opportunity for these needs to be taken into consideration.

Bracknell Forest Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) was established in October 2014.

The formation of the DAA was identified as a priority within the local dementia strategy action plan. This demonstrates Bracknell Forest's commitment to local and national policy in helping to make the lives of people with dementia and their carers better in their local community.

The Bracknell Forest DAA will work with local people with dementia and their carers, public sector organisations, local businesses and services to facilitate an improved understanding and awareness of dementia. This will help to ensure that people with dementia and their carers feel welcome and safe when using their local community facilities, and enable them to live well and independently at home for as long as possible.

Aims:

  • Encouraging a range of local organisations to become members of the Bracknell Forest DAA and part of the steering group in order to  identify future projects, share resources and work in partnership to raise awareness of dementia within the community.
  • Identifying and increasing the number of 'Dementia Friends' Champions locally
  • Arranging frequent 'Dementia Friends' information sessions
  • Having a voice within the new town centre 'Regeneration project

Bracknell Forest Dementia Directory:

http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/Dementia-directory.pdf

Interim Chair:

Viki Rowland - Dementia Action Alliance Co-Ordinator

Email: viki.rowland@alzheimers.org.uk     

Phone: 07484 089186

Dementia Action Alliance Co-Ordinator:

Viki Rowland - Dementia Action Alliance Co-Ordinator

Email: viki.rowland@alzheimers.org.uk     

Phone: 07484 089186

DAA steering group meeting dates 2017:


Tuesday 13th June 2017 - 10:00 - 12:00 - Easthampstead Baptist Church, South Hill Road, RG12 7NS (Meeting Rooms 1&2)

Tuesday 8th August - 10:00 - 12:00 - St Josephs Church, Stanley Walk, Bracknell RG12 1HA (Main Hall)

Tuesday 10th October - 10:00 - 12:00 - Bracknell Forest Homes Office - Berkshire Court, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1RE (Board Room)

 Tuesday 12th December - 10:00 - 12:00 - Easthampstead Baptist Church, South Hill Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7NS (Meeting Rooms 1&2)

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