Medway Dementia Action Alliance
Medway Dementia Action Alliance was formed in 2015 to help improve the lives of people affected by dementia, in the Medway area. In 2017 Healthwatch Medway and Medway CAB were able to secure funding to enable a paid member of staff to continue to work for the Medway DAA.
The ultimate aim is to encourage the local communities, business and organisations of Medway and the surrounding areas to become dementia friendly. This is being achieved by increasing awareness of the condition and how the community can work together to reduce stigma and allow people with dementia to contribute as fully as possible to community life.
With the help of a dedicated Steering Group and Chairperson the Medway Dementia Action Alliance has grown and to help people affected by dementia in 2017 it aims to:
- Expand the membership amongst the businesses, organisations and charities in Medway who can help make a difference.
- Create dementia friendly hubs in towns and local communities to promote independence for people living with dementia
- Increase the awareness of dementia and help reduce the stigma by reaching out to the diverse population of Medway
- Showcasing and connecting to wealth of creative and cultural resources there are in Medway and to help connect them with organisations that can make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia
If you would like to know more about the Medway Dementia Action Alliance or how you can join, contact:
Medway DAA and Arriva Buses will be holding a dementia road show on 12th October 2017.
- 9.30 - 10.30am Outside entrance of Dockside Chatham Shopping Centre
- 11am - noon Opposite Carers First, Commerical Road Car Park, opposite Michael Gill building, Tolgate Lane, Strood
- 1 - 2pm Outside Chattenden Community Centre
- 2.30 - 3.30pm Car Park between Hoo Library and the Church on Church Street
The steering group meet every 2 months and we encourage anyone who is a member to join in.
Lorraine Brown wins Volunteer of the year 2017 - Read Lorraine’s blog here
Involving people affected by Dementia
Medway DAA would like to thank all the people affected by dementia, who motivate, inspire and inform all of the membership.
If you would like to know more about supporting people affected by dementia to get involved contact Jane Page. This info graphic was created by Katie Antill and MemoryBilia to help people understand the support and logistics that are required to enable people living with dementia to be at the heart of dementia friendly communities.
Medway DAA is supported by MemoryBilia, a group of people living with dementia who are trying to make their communities more dementia friendly.
To find out more visit their website
Dementia Support in Medway
Partners from across Medway have joined forces to ensure that everyone getting a diagnosis of dementia has access to a specialist support worker.
- Age UK Medway
- Alzheimer's Society
- Alzheimer’s Society Kent & Medway
- Argo Life & Legacy Ltd
- Arriva Southern Counties Gilingham
- Bluebird Care
- Bright Shadow
- Care Simplified ltd
- Carers FIRST
- Dementia Inspired Ltd.
- Diocese of Rochester
- edna | energise dance nourish art Ltd
- Gillingham Library
- Healthwatch Medway CIC
- Huguenot Mueum
- Kent & Medway Health and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
- Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS)
- Kissing It Better
- LEBC Maidstone
- Medway Community Healthcare
- Medway Council Control Centre
- Medway Council – Partnership Commissioning Team, Adults and Children’s Directorate
- Medway Foundation NHS Trust
- Medway Voluntary Action
- MHS Homes
- NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group
- Nucleus Arts
- Rochester Cathedral
- Rochester Literature Festival
- seAp Advocacy
- Spire Alexandra Hospital
- St Peter’s with St Margaret’s Church
- Sunlight Development Trust
- Thames Avenue Surgery
- The Historic Dockyard Chatham
- The Wrinkly Roadshow