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Richmond DAA

Tuesday 2 February 2016
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Local Alliances:

Our organisation is actively involved in several dementia friendly borough wide initiatives.

The Commissioned Carers Hub Service August 2012 has a key outcome of reaching out to carers of people with dementia. The Carer’s Hub provides a Caring Café, short breaks and respite for carers alongside its universal offer of support, information and advice. http://www.richmond.gov.uk/carers_hub_service

The joint commissioning collaborative (health and social care) have commissioned the Alzheimer's Society in South West London to pilot the Dementia Friendly Community Project (1st September 2013.) The Programme focuses on improving the inclusion and quality of life of people with dementia. The aim of the Project is to help local people with dementia to stay involved in the community and enjoy their hobbies and interests. The Alzheimer's Society is working with local leisure and arts organisations to ensure their services are accessible to people with dementia. http://www.richmond.gov.uk/dementia_friendly

Sustainability for this project is secured through the recent commissioning of the Community Independent Living Service, a dementia friendly environment and activities are a key performance outcome of this service. http://www.richmond.gov.uk/local_organisations_in-line_to_provide_local_community_services_for_vulnerable_adults

Richmond Council in partnership with the Joint Commissioning Collaborative and Public Health has formed the Richmond Dementia Action Alliance.

The launch of Richmond Dementia Action Alliance took place on Thursday 6th March. It was attended by more than 90 people representing over 50 local organisations. The Dementia Action Alliance has been set up in order to get organisations to take action to make Richmond a dementia friendly borough. It sets out to create a community that has a good understanding of dementia and is committed to helping people to live well with dementia. Alliance members include a variety of organisations such as emergency services, high street shops, galleries, parks and leisure centers voluntary and private businesses. http://www.richmond.gov.uk/richmond_dementia_action_alliance