Alzheimer's Society - Southwark & Croydon

We are the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Our aim is to reduce the impact of dementia on those that are affected and to create a world without dementia. We aim to achieve this vision by: changing the face of dementia research; demonstrating best practice in dementia care and support; providing the best advice and support to anyone dealing with dementia; and influencing the state and society to enable those affected by dementia to live as they wish to live. Our key strategic objectives are to: 1. Demonstrate the way in dementia care and support 2. Bceome the foremost point of contact for information on dementia 3. Lead partnerships and investments in research to improve care, advance prevention, and move closer to a cure 4. Campaign for people affected by dementia to be able to lead the lives they want.

Updated:
24 April 2017
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care, Other, Health
Local Alliances:
Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, Croydon Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We provide local  services and resources to  people affected by dementia and those working and supporting  with people affected by dementia. 

We work locally in partnership with other third sector agencies as well as  statutory services.

We also have a national research section, run a national helpline, run campaigns to raise awareness around dementia.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Ensuring people have choice in the current economic climate and that services are fit for purpose.

Stigma around dementia and lack of understanding of the different aspects for people affected by dementia.

Member website

www.alzheimers.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Do more Roadshows in London in 2015

    We will use our Roadshows  to support awareness raising around dementia.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Pilot a Dementia Community Navigator in Southwark

    This post is funded by Southwark council and is designed to be a learning pilot   to ensure the most vulnerable people affected by dementia  are able to access and receive services from both the statutory and voluntary agencies.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Support Dementia Friendly initiatives in Southwark

    Alzheimer’s Society will offer support, advice and help to people around dementia friendly initiatives. 

    Status:
    Planning