Swale DAA and associated DFC forums
The Swale DAA has supported activities of each of its feeder DFC forums
Isle of Sheppey : Over the past year the focus of the Sheppey forum has been in working with the young people at the local Isle of Sheppey Oasis Academy, as well as a number of engagement events held across the island during Dementia Awareness Week. The Oasis Academy on Sheppey have hosted 7 ‘themed’ Cafes at their school sites on the island and these are well attended by residents of local care homes, members of the Swale DAA both from Sheppey and Sittingbourne and local residents in the community. The school also assists with the transport in enabling people to attend.
In addition to involving various departments within the secondary school, local primary schools are also involved with pupils attending and putting on various performances
Sittingbourne: Sittingbourne’s forum this year focused on an event in the local shopping mall for Dementia Awareness Week. After much extensive research conducted in local support groups it was decided that the event should be treated more of a “showcase” event, a chance for local companies that specialize in dementia care (from provision to therapy-based activities) to come together and in a fun, engaging way assist in signposting people through the dementia maze.