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South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance

Achievements

Registered as a Demenita Friendly Community

History

South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance was launched on 12 January 2015.

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/100-people-attend-launch-new-alliance-make-South/story-25845115-detail/story.html

This new county-wide Alliance is funded by South Gloucestershire’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Council. It is based on learning from the successful 18 month pilot in Patchway to develop a Dementia-friendly Community there, which included the establishment of Patchway Dementia Action Alliance.

As with the Patchway pilot, Southern Brooks Community Partnerships employs a Community Development Coordinator to lead this Alliance. Read the Patchway DAA evaluation report. 

Projects Undertaken

  • Dementia Awareness Sessions: We are delivering the Alzheimer's Society 'Dementia Friends' sessions across South Gloucester with a focus on Kingswood. It lasts an hour and is an informative session that introduces the issues around dementia and how you can help. Get in touch for more information.
  • Dementia Champions: We are aiming to bring together a group of trained Dementia Champions who will be able to facilitate Dementia Friends sessions across South Gloucestershire.
  • Dementia Toolkit website: We are developing a website providing information; our own case studies; and relevant resources on dementia awareness/inclusion.

http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/care-for-adults/health-matters-and-disability/dementia-health-and-social-care/dementia-action-alliance/

  • Dementia Learning in Schools: We worked with Patchway Community College to introduce learning about dementia into their PSHE classes, and made a film together: “Lasting Memories”. With this resource, we encourage further projects in schools across South Gloucestershire.
  • Local Businesses and organisations: we will be working with customer facing businesses and local organisations to provide resources and information to support them to become dementia aware and create dementia friendly environment across South Gloucestershire.

Contact

Winsome Barrett-Muir is the Community Development Coordinator for South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance, based at Southern Brooks Community Partnerships.

Contact 01454 868570 or email dementia@southernbrooks.org.uk

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Alliance Members