Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley DAA
The Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley DAA has supported activities of each of its feeder DFC forums.
Swanley and Northern Parishes: Have recently been looking at environment and signage and have been using the information gained to help steer the new builds in the local area to be using appropriate design and signage. The first of these was the local Gateway which is now refurbished and dementia friendly signage on route! Local residents living with dementia are also working to identify areas which are dementia friendly by filling in local area environment checklists
Dartford: During July Dartford has a huge ‘Dartford festival’ This year we were able to tap into the event and allow a local company called brightshadow to set up their ‘dementia installation’ to raise awareness with the general public. They interacted with hundreds of people over the two days and raised the profile of Dementia in an easy to swallow way. They are also working with the local peer support groups to make a small booklet about what the local people diagnosed could have done with on diagnosis.. an on diagnosis ‘ tips’ from those living with dementia
Gravesham: During Dementia awareness week they held a market stall in the centre of Gravesend, all agencies pulling together to man the stall over the day. Engagement was also conducted and peoples understanding of dementia recorded. As a result 3 short films are being made now, one of which will be in punjabi