Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance

History
From is origins In 2015 the Horsham Dementia Action Alliance has continued to raise the awareness of dementia across the district. By attending Health & Social Care events and working with local business to help them understand how dementia affects their workforce and their customers. Continually promoting ways to better support people affected by dementia to remain involved and active in their communities.  In July 2017 Horsham District was confirmed by the Alzheimer's Society as a Dementia Friendly Community.

Aims
To create a dementia friendly Horsham District in which people with dementia are empowered to have aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in activities meaningful to them.

Meetings

Our members are encouraged to co-host awareness meetings with the Horsham District DAA steering group, where they can share best practice, learn from the experience of others and positively contribute to improving the day to day life for people affected by dementia.

Our next meeting will be held at Skylark House Care Home, St Marks Lane, Horsham, RH12 5PU on Tuesday 13th February 10am  - 12noon. The meeting is being hosted by the Alliance’s Care Pathway Group and the agenda will include:

  • Members of the Rusty Brains talking about why a Dementia Friendly Community is so important
  • An update from the Churches meeting held in February
  • The 5 Dementia Statements  - how to join the Alliance (new members), or reviewing your action plan (existing members)

Everyone welcome - People affected by dementia, carers and extended family, professionals, local community businesses and residents. 


Website
www.dementiafriendlyhorshamdistrict.org.uk

How to join the HDDAA
Please contact the Dementia Friendly Coordinator
dementiacoordinator@horsham.gov.uk

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